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.