NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The rookie NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn public housing development was indicted Tuesday.
As CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported, sources told CBS2 a grand jury indicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang. Specific charges will not be revealed until the indictment is unsealed, and Liang is arraigned, on Wednesday, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office would not confirm Liang’s indictment late Tuesday, but was set to hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.
The indictment will give the jury the opportunity to decide whether there was criminal negligence or recklessness involved, and whether a crime was committed, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, multiple reports say the top charge against Liang is second-degree manslaughter, which carries up to 15 years in prison.