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NYC cop convicted in Akai Gurley shooting

Peter Liang was found guilty of manslaughter by a juror for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.
New York City Police (NYPD) officer Peter Liang (C) departs the criminal court after Reuters

A jury found an NYPD officer guilty of manslaughter for firing into an unlit stairwell, killing an unarmed man

Twenty-seven-year-old New York cop Peter LiangshotGurley on Nov. 20, 2014 during a routine patrol in East New York's Pink Houses.

Liangwasaccused of accidentally shooting Gurley and then not tending to the injured man as he bled to death from a ricocheting bullet fired by Liang.

Manslaughter can carry up to 15 years in prison.

Sentence will be handed down at a future hearing.

 

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