Protesters outraged over decision to postpone Liang sentencing

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

News 12 Staff

Apr 15, 2016, 2:28 AM

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Protesters outraged over decision to postpone Liang sentencing
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.


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