Akai Gurley

New York City agreed to pay the family of Akai Gurley $4.1 million dollars, capping the end to the family's wrongful death lawsuit filed after he was shot and killed by an officer in 2014 while walking down a dark stairwell.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Officer Peter Liang, the Asian rookie NYPD cop who is accused of shooting and killing Black unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley, has opted to have his case heard by a jury. As the selection of the jury is still days away, testimony was heard today in court regarding evidence and statements made by Liang after […]

If yesterday’s march in New York City is any indication, it appears there’s growing support nationwide for the Baltimore uprising ignited by the death of 25-year-old…

Washington, D.C. hosted the most high-profile and traditional of Saturday’s protests against racial bias in the legal system.  The march and rally was organized by National Action…