BROOKLYN - Protesters gathered in Brooklyn Thursday to express their disapproval of a judge's decision to postpone the sentencing of Peter Liang, a former NYPD officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed East New York man.
A judge ruled the sentencing that was supposed to take place Thursday would be re-scheduled for next week.
The judge’s decision came after one of the jurors, Michael Vargas, told a newspaper following the trial that his father had served time in prison for a killing. He had initially said that no one in his family had been accused of a crime.
Liang's attorneys asked a judge to set aside the guilty verdict because of the juror controversy, but the motion was denied Thursday.