Akai Gurley

New York City agreed to pay the family of Akai Gurley $4.1 million dollars, capping the end to the family's wrongful death lawsuit filed after he was shot and killed by an officer in 2014 while walking down a dark stairwell.

Alton Sterling’s death at the hands of Baton Rouge police officers and the recent shooting of Philando Castile, who was shot by Minnesota police during a routine traffic stop, are just two of many that fall into the same category ― Black people being assaulted and killed by police while performing normal, day-to-day tasks.

Williams was caught selling MetroCard swipes on September 17, 2013 and ran from the police. He was eventually tackled to the ground and restrained by handcuffs at 1:57 p.m., according to the surveillance footage.

A Brooklyn judge on Tuesday reduced ex-New York Police Department officer Peter Liang's conviction in the death of Akai Gurley in a darkened public housing stairwell, arguing that the rookie officer never intended to kill the unarmed man in 2014, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson suggested that former NYPD cop Peter Liang should serve community service and house arrest instead of jail time.

NYPD officials are investigating the Police Academy CPR instructor who trained the officer convicted of fatally shooting Akai Gurley. They've taken her gun and shield.

On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin shared that the state filed a lawsuit against the nonprofit organization, claiming that their Louisville location performed illegal abortions without a license.

Rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang, who gunned down unarmed Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing project, was found guilty of manslaughter late Thursday, reports the New York Daily News. Liang faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. News of the verdict spread rapidly across social media mostly because it represents […]

Peter Liang, 27, the NYPD police officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley, has been found guilty of manslaughter, with lesser included charges of assault, reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide and official misconduct, CNN reports. Jurors deliberated Thursday morning, through a one-hour lunch break and into the evening. He faces up to 15 years in prison. Hurley […]

Peter Liang, 27, the NYPD police officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley, has been found guilty of manslaughter, with lesser included charges of assault, reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide and official misconduct, CNN reports. Jurors deliberated Thursday morning, through a one-hour lunch break and into the evening. He faces up to 15 years in prison. Hurley […]

If found guilty, 28-year-old police officer Peter Liang could face up to 15 years behind bars.

Prosecutors used the testimony to further prove that Liang was too busy worrying about his job to help save Gurley.