NYPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Fatal Stairwell Shooting of Unarmed, Innocent Black Man

from People – February 12, 2016

Peter Liang


Peter Liang, the police officer who fatally shot an innocent and unarmed black man in a New York City public housing stairwell in 2014, was found guilty Thursday of second degree manslaughter and official misconduct.

Liang and his partner were conducting a so-called vertical patrol in the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, when Liang pulled out his service revolver and pushed open a door leading to a darkened stairwell, according to a press release by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

CNN reports that Assistant District Attorney Marc Fliedner told jurors during the trial, “In fact, instead of calling for help, he just stood there and whined and moaned about how he would get fired.”

Read the full story on the People website.