http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2109892A rookie cop who shot and killed an unarmed Brooklyn man in an unlit housing project staircase was indicted for manslaughter Tuesday.
In a blockbuster grand jury decision, Peter Liang will face criminal charges that can send him to prison for up to 15 years for the death of Akai Gurley on Nov. 20, a source said.
Source: NYPD officer indicted in stairwell death of unarmed man - CNN.com
Perhaps the public outcry over the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have resulted in a change in policy. Perhaps now cops who kill innocent people will start to face the consequences for their actions and at least be charged and tried in court, where their guilt or innocence can actually be determined, instead of summarily never even charging them and almost never indicting them.
Gurley did nothing more than walk into the stairwell of the building where he lived, and a man with a gun murdered him. Anyone who can't handle that and reacts with lethal force to the mere presence of another person has no place being tasked with protecting peace anywhere in this country and has no place at all being trusted with lethal force. Cops like this need to be pruned from the profession and it needs to be taught how to operate like adults, rather than this "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality that has resulted in so many deaths.