Akai Gurley shooting
"His eyes were rolled back," rookie police officer Peter Liang said, his voice breaking. "He was just laying there very still."
Liang is charged with manslaughter in the death of Akai Gurley.
When I spoke to Nicholas Heyward Sr. the morning that the news of Akai Gurley's fatal shooting broke, neither of us could believe it. Gurley, like Heyward's son, Nicholas Jr., was shot by a cop in a Brooklyn housing staircase.
NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A New York City rookie police officer was charged with manslaughter in the second degree and
The city comptroller's office, which handles notices of claim, did not immediately confirm receipt of the document. The fatal
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Gurley was 26 when he died. He was 28. Butler is 26. A mourner
As of January, Brooklyn has a new district attorney, Kenneth Thompson. After Michael Brown and now Eric Garner, how will Thompson handle the wrongful-death case of Akai Gurley? Like his predecessor, will he convene a grand jury? Or will he charge the police officer? Pass the case to federal prosecutors?