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WSJ: $4 Million Settlement Reached in Peter Liang – Akai Gurley Case

posted by Randall
Peter Liang Photo credit: Chinese Action Network

Peter Liang
Photo credit: Chinese Action Network

Former New York Police officer Peter Liang will pay $25,000 to the family of Akai Gurley as part of a $4.5 million dollar settlement reached by the city.

Liang was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after shooting Gurley in a darkened stairwell while patrolling a public housing complex.

Under the terms, New York City will pay $4.1 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The New York City Housing Authority will pay $400,000.

The money is expected to be paid to Gurley’s daughter when she turns 18.

“We believe this is a fair resolution of a tragic matter,” a city spokesman said.

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