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.
Claude Ruffin, 62, says officers came into his room at a Long Island City shelter on New Year’s Eve, grabbed him and walked him outside. When the veteran pulled his arm away from one of the cops, a struggle ensued. It wasn’t until Ruffin felt one of the cop’s guns that he realized he was dealing with law enforcement.
An autopsy showed Gray was shot seven times with three bullets entering his back, indicating he might have been running from the police, not facing them.
The rookie police officer who shot and killed unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley has been recommended by the lead prosecutor in the case to not serve any prison time. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson suggested that former NYPD cop Peter Liang should serve community service and house arrest instead of jail time, the NYPD Daily […]
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Officer Richard Haste will face departmental charges from the NYPD in an “expeditious” manner.
The NYPD cop who shot and killed Ramarley Graham in 2012 will not face a grand jury regarding the case according to a statement from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Graham family was hopeful that prosecutors would convene a jury as part of a potential federal civil rights prosecution of Officer Richard Haste, the New […]
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.
he NYPD is continuing its efforts to reduce crime by no longer making arrests in Manhattan for low-level offenses such as public consumption of alcohol or public urination.
Details are emerging regarding the brutal murder of Rebecca Cutler and two of her three children at the hands of a crazed boyfriend. According to statements from the Staten Island District Attorney’s office, Michael Sykes stabbed the victims a total of 69 times, the New York Daily News reports. The heinous act took place on […]
Police are investigating a hit-and-run that took the life of an off-duty rookie NYPD officer in New Jersey, the New York Daily News reports. Vincent Harrison, 25, was killed early Sunday during a three car-involved accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. According to the Daily News: Harrison, assigned to the 100th Precinct, pulled his 2013 Chevy Cruze sedan over […]