Quantcast
Connect with us

Rookie NYPD cop who shot unarmed black man texted union reps before radioing for help: report

Published

on

The New York Daily News reports that instead of immediately calling in the accidental shooting of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn last month, the officer who shot him began to text his police union representative.

On Thursday, November 20, two rookie NYPD officers — Peter Liang and Shaun Landau — were patrolling pitch-black vertical stairwells in a Brooklyn housing complex when Liang attempted to open a door on the seventh floor.

According to the Daily News‘ police source, Liang may have been trying to open the door with the same hand in which he was carrying his Glock .9 mm.

When Gurley opened the door, a startled Liang accidentally discharged his weapon. The bullet ricocheted off the stairwell wall and into Gurley’s chest. Gurley ran away, unaware that he had been shot until he collapsed, bleeding, on the fifth floor.

Instead of radioing in for help, however, a source told the Daily News that Liang and Landau began to frantically text their union representatives.

ADVERTISEMENT

For six minutes, both a 911 operator who had been alerted to the shooting by a neighbor and the pair’s commanding officer tried, unsuccessfully, to contact them. According to their text messages, the rookie cops did not even know the address of the building they were patrolling.

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton called the shooting “a very unfortunate tragedy,” noting that Liang’s partner had not even drawn his weapon from his holster.

Watch a report on the shooting via PIX 11 below.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail — will stay in jail until sex trafficking trial

Published

on

A federal judge denied bail bail to Jeffrey Epstein after his arrest on sex-trafficking charges.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman heard arguments from prosecutors and Epstein's attorneys Monday but waited until Thursday to issue his ruling.

Prosecutors argued that Epstein, who has pleaded not guilty, should remain jailed because he's a danger to the public and a flight risk, pointing to a phony passport listing a Saudi Arabia residence that was found in a safe at his New York home, along with cash and diamonds.

Defense lawyers insisted Epstein would not flee the country and asked for him to be released on house arrest at his Manhattan townhouse and equipped with GPS monitoring.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

The FBI believes Donald Trump and Hope Hicks discussed silencing Stormy Daniels with payments

Published

on

New court documents released from the Southern District of New York revealed that Hope Hicks and Donald Trump were both involved with the hush-money payments given to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

The information released were documents related to the search warrant for the campaign finance violations that former Trump fixer Michael Cohen pled guilty to. They were supposed to be fully unredacted, however, dozens of pages and names remain redacted.

"The government has effectively concluded its investigation of (1) who, besides Michael Cohen, was involved in and may be criminally liable for the two campaign finance violations to which Cohen pled guilty [redacted]; and (2) whether certain individuals, [redacted], made false statements gave false testimony or otherwise obstructed justice in connection with this investigation [redacted]," the documents revealed.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Florida county GOP disinvites ex-Trump official from fundraiser because he criticized the president’s racist tweets

Published

on

Anthony Scaramucci, who had an infamously short career as President Donald Trump's director of White House communications, is now paying a price for calling out the president's racist tweets.

Politico reports that the Palm Beach County GOP has disinvited Scaramucci from speaking at its annual fundraising event because he criticized Trump's tweets telling four Democratic women of color to "go back" to the countries they came from even though all four are American citizens.

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image