NYPD Cop in Stairwell Killing to Face Charges
A grand jury has indicted New York City police officer Peter Liang, 27, for killing an unarmed black man while patrolling a housing project last November. Liang will face six counts, including second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, for shooting Akai Gurley, 28, in a darkened stairwell without saying a word. The shooting occurred weeks before another jury declined to bring charges in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. It’s the latest high-profile case that has advocates calling for police reforms and changes to the grand jury system.