Tag: Akai Gurley
In order to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Gurley’s family, Liang has agreed to pay $25,000 to Kimberly Ballinger, the mother of Gurley’s young daughter Akaila.
Liang is set to be sentenced on April 14. The activists who helped bring about his conviction say they will continue onto other cases where cops have gotten away with murder, and hopefully make sure that officers of all races are held accountable.
The jury, a panel of seven men and five women, deliberated for two days before delivering the verdict. One juror called it a “very hard decision.”
Officer Peter Liang claims his gun accidentally discharged when he opened the door to a dimly lit stairwell, resulting in the death of Akai Gurley. Although Liang pleads not guilty, prosecutors claim his failure to follow training or administer first aid resulted in the death of an innocent man.