Akai Gurley

Alton Sterling’s death at the hands of Baton Rouge police officers and the recent shooting of Philando Castile, who was shot by Minnesota police during a routine traffic stop, are just two of many that fall into the same category ― Black people being assaulted and killed by police while performing normal, day-to-day tasks.

Williams was caught selling MetroCard swipes on September 17, 2013 and ran from the police. He was eventually tackled to the ground and restrained by handcuffs at 1:57 p.m., according to the surveillance footage.

A Brooklyn judge on Tuesday reduced ex-New York Police Department officer Peter Liang's conviction in the death of Akai Gurley in a darkened public housing stairwell, arguing that the rookie officer never intended to kill the unarmed man in 2014, reports the Los Angeles Times.

A judge ruled Thursday that a manslaughter conviction will stand against a former New York Police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man in a public housing stairwell, The Associated Press reports.

  Roland Martin talks to Tamika Mallory of the New York Justice League, about the black Brooklyn DA not wanting the cop who killed Akai Gurley…

The rookie police officer who shot and killed unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley has been recommended by the lead prosecutor in the case to not serve any prison time. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson suggested that former NYPD cop Peter Liang should serve community service and house arrest instead of jail time, the NYPD Daily […]

NYPD officials are investigating the Police Academy CPR instructor who trained the officer convicted of fatally shooting Akai Gurley. They've taken her gun and shield.

Peter Liang and Shaun Landau responded to a $50 million lawsuit by blaming the victim, the Daily News reports.

On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin shared that the state filed a lawsuit against the nonprofit organization, claiming that their Louisville location performed illegal abortions without a license.

Rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang, who gunned down unarmed Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing project, was found guilty of manslaughter late Thursday, reports the New York Daily News. Liang faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. News of the verdict spread rapidly across social media mostly because it represents […]

A jury handed down a guilty verdict Thursday evening for the NYPD officer charged with the shooting death of Akai Gurley. Officer Peter Liang is now guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct in Gurley’s shooting, which happened nearly two years ago in a dark stairwell of a public housing complex in Brooklyn. Gurley, 28, was unarmed […]

Peter Liang, 27, the NYPD police officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley, has been found guilty of manslaughter, with lesser included charges of assault, reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide and official misconduct, CNN reports. Jurors deliberated Thursday morning, through a one-hour lunch break and into the evening. He faces up to 15 years in prison. Hurley […]