Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NYPD cop Peter Liang dodges prison for killing Akai Gurley

The former rookie cop convicted in the 2014 shooting death of an unarmed man in a housing-project stairwell dodged prison Tuesday.

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

Liang remained emotionless as the judge sentenced him.

Before sentencing, the soft-spoken cop apologized to Gurley’s girlfriend and the mother of his young daughter, and said, “I’m not a man of many words. The shot was an accident.”

He had faced up to 15 years behind bars after a jury convicted him of manslaughter in February.

He was whisked away after the sentencing in a car escorted by a police cruiser with its siren on, as throngs of supporters and protesters gathered outside the downtown Brooklyn courthouse.

Chun changed the rap to criminally negligent homicide Tuesday right before sentencing.

http://nypost.com/2016/04/19/nypd-cop-peter-liang-gets-community-service-for-killing-akai-gurley/

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