POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Lawmakers in a Hudson Valley county have cleared the way for a $7.5 million settlement with a Brooklyn native who spent 26 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing a 92-year-old woman. … Full Article
The indictment of New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the stairwell shooting of Akai Gurley comes two months after a grand jury declined to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garn … Full Article
The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association held its monthly meeting in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night where speaker Diana Szochet discussed the topic that every lawyer dreads hearing about — attorney discipline. … Full Article
City inspectors, landlords and contractors formed a 50-person network of graft that exchanged $450,000 in payoffs to get safety violations dismissed, procure phony eviction orders and get fast, favorable and sometimes nonexistent inspections, authorities said Tuesday. … Full Article
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 20-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 2011 shooting of a 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy in the schoolyard of P.S. … Full Article
A rookie police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to manslaughter, official misconduct and other charges in the accidental shooting death of a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex.
In the trial for a driver charged with manslaughter in a Brooklyn crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband, the cab driver carrying the couple testified that the killer’s car appeared without much notice. … Full Article