Convicted Ex-Cop Gets No Jail Time For Killing Akai Gurley

A New York judge changed the charge on a former cop convicted of manslaughter to criminally negligent homicide, and sentenced the cop – who had faced a sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison – to only to five years probation and 800 hours of community service for the death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley.

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Peter Liang is the former New York rookie cop who killed Akai Gurley in a stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project.  Akai was unarmed.  He was doing no wrong; committing no crime.

On February 11, 2016, a jury returned a guilty verdict, convicting Liang of manslaughter.  He faced a sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison.

At his sentencing hearing, Liang apologized to Akai’s girlfriend who is the mother of Akai’s daughter, saying, “I’m not a man of many words.  The shot was an accident.”

Today, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun sentenced Liang to five years probation and 800 hours of community service for the death of 28-year-old dad Akai Gurley — after reducing the charge against the cop.

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