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Former NYPD Cop Gets Community Service After Killing Akai Gurley

Peter Liang was a rookie NYPD officer walking the stairs of the Pink Houses in New York City. After hearing a noise, he drew his gun, pulled his trigger after being startled and the bullet ricocheted and hit Akai Gurley, 28, in the chest. Liang and his partner then debated over who should report the shot before discovering Gurley’s body.

In February, Liang was convicted on a charge of manslaughter. Yesterday, April 19, he evaded jail time completely and was sentenced to 800 hours of community service by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun.

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NBA Player Thabo Sefolosha Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against NYPD

A little over a year ago, Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha was charged with resisting arrest by NYPD officers during an incident outside of a nightclub. Officers claimed that Sefolosha charged at them, which required them to arrest him, breaking his ankle and forcing him to miss the NBA playoffs after his right fibula was broken and ankle ligaments were torn, according to the New York Times.

After denying a plea deal, Sefolosha went to trial and was acquitted by a jury of all charges after just 45 minutes of deliberating. Now, the NBA player is filing a $50 million civil suit against the five NYPD officers who arrested him last April. 

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NY1 Sues NYPD for Charging $36,000 to View Body Cam Footage

The New York news station, NY1, is suing the New York Police Department for charging $36,000 to see police body camera footage. A reporter for the news station sent a Freedom of Information Law request to NYPD’s legal office for 190 hours of unedited videos. Four months later, the police department said that they would only show edited clips from the camera for $36,000.

Breaking: Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley

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From NY1:

Law enforcement sources tell NY1’s Dean Meminger that rookie officer Peter Liang has been indicted in the shooting death of Akai Gurley.

Gurley was shot to death in a dark stairwell at the Pink Houses in East New York on November 20.

Investigators say rookie officer Peter Liang was holding his gun in the same hand he was using to open a door when the gun went off, hitting Gurley, who was unarmed.

The NYPD calls the shooting an accident.