Grand Jury Indicts New York Officer Who Killed Akai Gurley

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A grand jury has indicted a New York City police officer in the death of an unarmed black man who was shot in a darkened stairwell of a housing project last November, reports say.

Attorney Scott Rynecki said Tuesday that Officer Peter Liang has been indicted, Associated Press and other New York media outlets reported. He didn’t have further information on the specific charges.

Rynecki is the attorney for the domestic partner of Akai Gurley, who was killed Nov. 20.

The officer was patrolling when Gurley and his girlfriend opened a door into the dark stairwell. Police say Liang fired without a word and apparently by accident.

“No matter the specific charges, this case is an unspeakable tragedy for he Gurley family,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “We urge everyone to respect the judicial process as it unfolds.”

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Source: USA Today

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