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How cases involving 2 NYPD cops and 2 unarmed men measure up

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

GOP delays vote on Loretta Lynch nomination

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans delayed a committee vote on the president's nominee for attorney general Thursday, saying they had more questions for Loretta Lynch. … Full Article

Atlanta lawyer arrested in multi-million dollar WTC insurance fraud scheme

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that Atlanta-based attorney Darius X. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers meet to discuss ethics and discipline

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

Brooklyn housing inspector, chief of development and several clerks implicated in vast DOB bribery scheme

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 man convicted of murder for shooting 15-year-old in Flatlands schoolyard

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

NYPD officer pleads not guilty in fatal Akai Gurley shooting

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.
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Testimony continues in Brooklyn vehicular homicide case

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

NYPD officer in Gurley shooting indicted

The police officer who fatally shot unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley has been indicted, NY1 reports.  NY1's Dean Meminger adds that law enforcement sources provided him with the information.   … Full Article

Brooklyn court gives OK to amputate leg of mentally ill patient

A Brooklyn appeals court has ruled against a mentally ill patient’s petition to refuse medical treatment, and the patient, diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, was deemed incapable of making her own decisions regarding her medical care. … Full Article

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