HipHopWired Featured Video

When considering the case of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, this is a surprise. A Brooklyn cop was indicted in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley in a stairwell in the Pink Houses in East New York last year. The officer has been charged with manslaughter. 

Reports New York Daily News:

Peter Liang will face criminal charges that can send him to prison for up to 15 years for the death of Akai Gurley on Nov. 20, 2014, a source said.

A grand jury started hearing the case on Feb 4. A spokeswoman for the Brooklyn district attorney declined to comment.

A source said Liang was indicted for a top count second-degree manslaughter, which means he acted recklessly, among other charges.

Liang discharged one bullet when patrolling the stairways of the Pink Houses in East New York, striking Gurley in the chest as the man stood in the landing a floor below.

We’ll see when the case goes to trial, and when the jury comes to their decision, whether or not #blacklivesmatter.

Photo: a katz /