*“Shooting somebody never entered his mind. I find incarceration to be unnecessary.” These were the words that came from the mouth of Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun, the judge who handed down a sentence of five years probation and 800 hours of community service to former NYC rookie cop, Peter Liang, for the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley.
Gurley had been standing on the landing below, when Peter Liang and his partner entered a darkened stairwell at Pink Houses, most likely a “project-type” community in East New York, known for its bad reputation.
The officers are said to have entered the building around 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2014, and heard a metal door slam; which startled them and caused Liang’s service gun to go off — accidentally and fatally shooting Akai Gurley, who was standing on a landing below.
Brooklyn D.A. Ken Thompson had requested a no jail sentence for the former cop, and apparently got his wish.
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