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NYC Reached $4M Settlement in Fatal Stairwell Shooting By Cop

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New York Police Department rookie officer Peter Liang arrives at a courtroom in Brooklyn, New York, on January 20, 2016. (Photo credit Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 07:50 AM

New York City has reached a more than $4 million settlement with the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a darkened stairwell in November 2014.

The Daily News reports the city is paying $4.1 million and the New York City Housing Authority is contributing $400,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 28-year-old Akai (ah-KEYE') Gurley.

Former Officer Peter Liang was on patrol when he opened a stairwell door at a public housing building and suddenly fired. The bullet ricocheted and hit Gurley. Liang will pay $25,000 to the mother of Gurley's daughter.

Liang was sentenced to probation and community service in Gurley's death.

A city Law Department spokesman called the settlement a "fair resolution of a tragic matter."

 

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New York City has reached a more than $4 million settlement with the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a darkened stairwell in November 2014.
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