Liang and another officer were patrolling East New York’s Pink Houses on November 20 and entered the building. As Liang was opening a door, the gun he was holding with the same hand discharged and fatally shot Gurley, who was unarmed. In the following moments, Liang and his partner reportedly texted their union rep instead of seeking emergency medical help for the man. The NYPD called the gunshot an accident. Gurley’s partner sued the city for $50 million.
If convicted, Liang could face up to 15 years in prison.
(Photo: Brian Blakely)