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Brooklyn grand jury will look into police shooting of unarmed black man

A grand jury will look into the November police shooting of Akai Gurley, an unarmed black man in Brooklyn, The New York Times reports.

Officer Peter Liang and his partner were patrolling a Brooklyn housing project one night in late November when Gurley and his girlfriend walked into the dark stairwell one floor below. Liang fired at Gurley, who lost consciousness soon after and was pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Liang allegedly texted his union representative instead of calling for help, The New York Daily News reports.

Liang, a rookie cop, was reassigned and stripped of his badge. Brooklyn district attorney Kenneth P. Thompson said Friday he hasn't yet decided on a timeline for when the jury would convene or which, if any, charges he'll recommend the jury considers.