By Bob Owens
A poorly-trained NYPD officer was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct yesterday in the negligent discharge death of a innocent citizen in a housing project stairwell:
Officer Peter Liang, who shot and killed an unarmed man in a New York housing project stairwell in 2014, was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct on Thursday.
As the verdict was read, Liang dropped his head — his hands around the back of his neck — as one of his attorneys comforted him.
The highly unusual conviction of a police officer for the shooting death of a civilian means the rookie cop is automatically fired from the force.
Kimberly Ballinger, the partner of the victim, Akai Gurley, 28, dabbed tears and later pumped her fist in the air.
“He was a son. He was a brother,” Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said after the verdict. “I told his mother, I’m sorry. There are no winners. This is a tragedy all over.”
In a news release, Thompson added the decision was not a verdict against all officers of the NYPD, but one who ignored his official training.
District Attorney Thompson, you’re wrong.
While Peter Liang was convicted, New York City’s cheapskate government and gutless NYPD brass are just as …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms