Lawsuit Filed Over New York Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

The domestic partner of an unarmed black man shot dead last fall by a New York City police officer in a dark stairwell filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city on Thursday on behalf of herself and their young child. 28 year old Akai Gurley was killed on the night of Nov. 20 when Officer Peter Liang, patrolling a Brooklyn housing project with his partner, fired his gun once. A spokesman for the city's law department said, "This incident was tragic.