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USA: Akai Gurley protesters decry delay in police sentencing01:29

USA: Akai Gurley protesters decry delay in police sentencing

United States, New York City
April 14, 2016 at 22:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in central New York, Thursday, protesting against the delay on the sentencing of ex-NYPD police officer Peter Liang, who shot Gurley dead in 2014.

Gurley’s family were among those who joined the rally, which included a brass band and girls performing dance choreography. Protesters chanted "no justice, no peace", carrying placards reading "We all do better when we all do better" and "Racial justice = one".

The protest comes as Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Denny Chun decided to delay the sentence in relation to one of the jurors potentially concealing anti-police bias.

Liang killed Gurley in a stairwell in a New York City housing block on November 20, 2014, firing a blind shot that ricocheted off the walls, hitting the unarmed African American.

USA: Akai Gurley protesters decry delay in police sentencing01:29
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Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in central New York, Thursday, protesting against the delay on the sentencing of ex-NYPD police officer Peter Liang, who shot Gurley dead in 2014.

Gurley’s family were among those who joined the rally, which included a brass band and girls performing dance choreography. Protesters chanted "no justice, no peace", carrying placards reading "We all do better when we all do better" and "Racial justice = one".

The protest comes as Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Denny Chun decided to delay the sentence in relation to one of the jurors potentially concealing anti-police bias.

Liang killed Gurley in a stairwell in a New York City housing block on November 20, 2014, firing a blind shot that ricocheted off the walls, hitting the unarmed African American.

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