Cop-Pusher: Guilty

May 2, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Jurors on Tuesday convicted a man who killed a police officer by pushing him off a Brooklyn stoop.

George Villanueva was found guilty on a variety of charges — including manslaughter — in relation to the death in March 2011 of Officer Alain Schaberger in Boerum Hill. He was acquitted on a murder charge.

Schaberger was responding to a domestic violence call involving Villanueva and his girlfriend when Villanueva allegedly pushed him over a railing. The officer fell 9 feet to his death.

The prosecution charged that Villanueva intentionally pushed the 10-year NYPD veteran. The defense countered that Schaberger fell after his partner accidentally bumped into him.

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