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Old 11-21-2014, 06:25 PM
PastTense is offline
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Well, here's a New York City cop who accidentally killed someone:

A New York City police officer has been placed on administrative duty after he shot and killed an unarmed man in the dark hallway of a Brooklyn public housing development late Thursday night. Law enforcement officials say they believe it was an accident.

The officer and his partner were on a “vertical patrol” and were conducting floor-by-floor sweeps of the Louis Pink Houses about 11:15 p.m. Thursday when they encountered a 28-year-old man in the darkened stairwell of the building.

Officer Peter Liang, who had unholstered his gun and taken out his flashlight in the dark, fired one shot in the dark. The gunshot hit 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the chest, and he fell down the stairs, police said. A woman who was with Gurley performed CPR on him until an ambulance arrived, but he was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

In a press conference, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton called the shooting an “unfortunate tragedy” and said radio transmissions from the scene indicate Liang fired his gun accidentally. “It appears to be an accidental discharge, with no intention to strike anybody,” Bratton told reporters.

Can you believe it: they took his gun away even though it was an acccident!