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Judge Throws Out Former NYPD Officer’s Manslaughter Conviction in Shooting of Unarmed Man

By Staff

 

LiangBrooklyn Judge Danny Chun has reduced former NYPD officer Peter Liang’s manslaughter conviction for shooting an unarmed black man in 2014 to criminally negligent homicide.

Liang, a Chinese American, said he killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley after accidentally firing his gun into the stairwell of a housing project.

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