No Jail Time for Peter Liang, Ex-NYPD Officer Who Killed Unarmed Akai Gurley Because he Startled Him
By Aaron Katersky and Emily Shapiro (ABC.com)A former New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man to death won’t face any jail time after a judge today reduced his manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide.
Peter Liang was 28 years old and 18 months out of the police academy when he was patrolling a public housing project in Brooklyn, New York, in November 2014. He fired once and the bullet ricocheted, killing Akai Gurley, who was also in the stairwell.
A jury convicted Liang of second-degree manslaughter in February for Gurley’s death. The police department fired Liang shortly after the verdict. Read the full story at ABC.com.