Family of man shot by police files claims against NYC
The family of an unarmed man shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway has notified the city that it intends to file lawsuits seeking $50 million.
The attorney for the mother of Akai Gurley’s toddler daughter filed legal paperwork on Thursday.
Gurley was shot to death on Nov. 20.
Police have said Officer Peter Liang apparently fired accidentally when Gurley and his girlfriend opened a door into the stairwell.