Feb 12, 2016
Fault Lines Links – NYPD Cop Peter Liang Guilty Of Manslaughter
Feb. 12, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Welcome to Friday, people. Here’s what we’re watching.
- A jury found NYPD Officer Peter Liang guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct for the 2014 killing of Akai Gurley. He will be sentenced in April. Liang had been patrolling a housing project with a flashlight and gun in hand, with his finger on the trigger, when he says it went off.
- Mario Wood’s autopsy report revealed that he was shot over 20 times. Woods was shot dead by SF officers last year after allegedly threatening them with a knife. Woods’ family contend video evidence shows officers shot him without provocation. The Department of Justice also recently announced an investigation into the San Francisco Police Department.
- An October trial date has been set for Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing charged with the murder of unarmed motorist Samuel Dubose in July 2015. Tensing stopped Dubose over a missing license plate and claimed he shot because he feared being dragged under the car.
- The mayor of Austin has called for a quick and thorough investigation into the police shooting of David Joseph by Officer Geoffrey Freeman this week.