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NY Police Officer Peter Liang Indicted On 6 Charges

  1. second-degree manslaughter,
  2. criminally negligent homicide,
  3. reckless endangerment,
  4. second-degree assault, and
  5. – 6. two counts of official misconduct.
Peter Liang

Peter Liang, left, arrives in court.

On November 20, 2014, New York City police officer Peter Liang shot and killed 28-year old Akai Gurley. Gurley was unarmed, and reportedly walking with his girlfriend down a stairwell at a Brooklyn housing project when Liang shot him.

Liang alleges that he was opening a door with the same hand that held his gun, and that the shooting was an accident. The grand jury however, returned an indictment of 6 counts against Liang. The question now is, will a jury convict Liang of any or all of the charges?

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