A former New York City police officer on Thursday lost a bid to set aside his manslaughter conviction for killing an unarmed black man in a darkened public housing stairwell. State Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun in Brooklyn rejected arguments from former Officer Peter Liang's lawyers that a juror with anti-police bias had lied in order to get onto the case. The decision not to order a new trial clears the way for Liang's sentencing on Tuesday, two months after he was found guilty in connection with the shooting of Akai Gurley.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The bullet-riddled corpse of a retired football star — seven shots to the back, one to the side — makes a powerful starting point for prosecutors as they build the case against a gunman jailed in the death of former New Orleans Saint Will Smith, say legal experts who are watching the story unfold.
DETROIT (AP) — The first person hurt in a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan says she can't hate the man charged in the rampage and seeks to forgive him, even as she's trying to walk and use her "completely reconstructed" arm.