Police “Accidentally” Pull out Gun and Open Fire on Totally Innocent Man, Executing Him in Front of His Girlfriend

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Daughter and girlfriend cry over the loss of Akai.

Via RT.com

A rookie NYPD officer “accidentally” shot and killed an unarmed African-American man in a staircase in a New York apartment block. It happened as Ferguson is tensely waiting for a grand jury decision on a police officer who shot Michael Brown.

Akai Gurley, 28, and his girlfriend Melissa Butler were entering a staircase on the seventh floor in Pink House project in Brooklyn late Thursday evening when two policemen came down from the eighth floor. Peter Liang and his partner, Shaun Landau were doing a top-to-bottom patrol. Liang, a rookie on probationary assignment, fired a shot in Gurley’s chest without a warning, Butler said.

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“They didn’t present themselves or nothing and shot him,” Butler told DNAinfo New York. “As soon as he came in, the police opened the [door to the] eighth-floor staircase. They didn’t identify themselves at all. They just shot.”

Gurley and Butler tried to go down the stairs but reached only the fifth floor where Gurley lost consciousness. There a neighbor called an ambulance. Butler says the policemen did not come to help nor called the ambulance. Gurley, who has a 2-year-old son, was pronounced dead on arrival to hospital.

An NYPD spokesperson said the police department’s internal affairs bureau is investigating the shooting. Liang has been placed on modified assignment and was relieved of both his badge and gun.

The police are collecting information from witnesses and radio reports without talking to Liang as according to the policy, he will be interrogated in the District Attorney’s office first and then by internal affairs officers.

“What happened last night was a very unfortunate tragedy,” police commissioner Bill Bratton said in a statement. “The deceased is totally innocent. He just happened to be in the hallway. He was not engaged in any criminal activity.”

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Bratton said it probably was an accidental discharge of weapon.

“So here’s an unarmed, black 28 year old in the stairwell,” former City Councilmember Charles Barron said as quoted by CBS New York. “Two officers, one Asian, one white, fully armed. He’s unarmed, they meet on the stairwell and he winds up dead with a bullet in his chest. I want to hear the justification for this one. Don’t tell me the hallway was dimly lit. That’s no reason to kill a black man on a stairwell.”

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  • James

    If a Cop is scared just walking into the place imagine what courage it takes to live there ! Now knowing Cops will shoot you just for leaving your apartment ?

  • Hannah Hayes

    “Liang has been placed on modified assignment and was relieved of both his badge and gun.”

    Anyone else shoots someone and they are immediately cuffed and jailed until they see a judge. A cop shoots someone and gets a desk job.

    • Padge Vounder

      police unions are powerful things. Lots of politics go on behind the scenes that regular folk don’t hear or know about.

  • dasy100

    It’s interesting to listen how quickly Bratton the Buffoon is to qualify the murder as an “accident”. What if it was the other way around and it was the cop that got shot-would Bratton have cited that extremely vile and unqualified insult! Unless citizens start going back to the days of Butch and Cassidy; taking matters into their own hands when cops commit such brazen murder; it will NOT stop!

    • http://FreedomFray.com/ FreedomFray

      That’s right. If the old west is what they want, where many are packin’ – then so be it. We sure as hell ain’t gonna be given up the 2nd. Start justifiably returning action on these rogue treasonous pigs and equalization will return life to normal. BTW, these are my thoughts towards unconstitutional LEO’s in general. Too soon at this point to make a call in this event. I’ll give the officer, as is his right, the assumption of innocence.

  • highpower223

    Accidental discharge with a 12 lb trigger? Negligent discharge more likely.

  • Zeconte

    Gotta love how confused commissioner Bratton mistakenly uses “accidental” when he clearly should have used “criminally negligent” while describing the shooting.

  • TheFlashingScotsman

    Murder. Plain and simple.

  • Dini Riani

    he will be interrogated in the District Attorney’s office first and then by internal affairs officers.
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  • Peshae

    It just pisses me off that I just watched a video of a armed white teenager who was not shot and killed but our UNARMED black men are being killed every day. People try and argue that its not about race when indeed it is. I have seen several videos of white men or teenagers approached by police officers with weapons who are arrested but not killed. How can a cop feel threatened by a unarmed teenager but not threatened by a white male with a weapon? All I can say is all the evil that is done harming the black race will be taken care of in the eyes of God. Karma comes in a full circle these days and a lot quicker.