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.
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.