Why Thousands Are Turning Out to Support a Convicted Police Officer
Thousands have taken to the streets to protest the conviction of a former New York police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man.
The protests for 28-year-old Peter Liang have spread all around the country, America’s News Headquarters reported.
Liang was charged with manslaughter for shooting Akai Gurley inside a New York City housing project stairwell in 2014.
The rookie cop has said he accidentally fired his gun after being startled by a noise.
Demonstrators in Liang’s defense claim he is being scapegoated in the midst of public outrage over other police shootings around the nation.
Some also say he is being discriminated against because he is Asian-American.
Liang was convicted by jurors this month. He now faces up to 15 years in prison.
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