The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

By Tina Susman and Lauren Raab, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer will face charges for fatally shooting an unarmed man, Akai Gurley, in the dark stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing development in November, an attorney confirmed Tuesday.

Scott Rynecki, a lawyer who has represented the mother of Gurley’s 2-year-old daughter, said Tuesday that he has been “advised there will be an arraignment tomorrow.”

Officer Peter Liang killed 28-year-old Gurley the night of Nov. 20 while conducting floor-by-floor sweeps of the housing development.

The next day, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton called the shooting an “unfortunate tragedy” and said radio transmissions from the scene indicated Liang had fired his gun accidentally.

“It appears to be an accidental discharge, with no intention to strike anybody,” Bratton told reporters.
___

(Susman reported from New York and Raab from Los Angeles.)

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Joseph Kennedy

Just one week after declaring pregnancy a sacrament, the Supreme Court announced a bold ruling in favor of performative Christianity. Never mind this tiresome business about no establishment of religion, the very holy Republican majority in their priestly robes have liberated the nation’s public school football coaches to get on with the serious business of saving souls.

Can I get an amen?

Keep reading... Show less

Colbert Weighs In On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V Wade

Image via YouTube

Now that the Supreme Court has decided to ignore the will of the people on abortion with their unconstitutional reversal of Roe v. Wade, women living in red states are wondering what will come next.

Late Show host Stephen Colbert weighed in on the ruling and discovered one fundamental flaw -- turning women's freedom over to the "elected representatives."

Keep reading... Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}