On Tuesday, the sentence for former NYPD Officer Peter Liang was handed down. He will receive no jail time in the shooting of unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley.
Liang, whose conviction was reduced from second-degree manslaughter to criminally negligent homicide, will only serve five years probation and 800 hours of community service.
Many, including the family, are outraged that he was given what they feel was a slap on the wrist. The mother of Akai Gurley’s child, Kimberly Ballinger, and her attorney Scott Rynecki discuss what this sentence means for the family on the PIX11 Morning News.
Many are questioning if the vertical patrol procedure which officer Liang was using is safe for both officers and residents of the building.
Former NYPD Lieutenant, Dr. Darrin Porcher talked about the vertical patrol procedure,