Residents rally after officer found guilty in death of Akai Gurley

Residents rallied to show solidarity with the family of Akai Gurley Friday.

Residents rallied to show solidarity with the family of Akai Gurley Friday.

Residents rallied to show solidarity with the family of Akai Gurley Friday. (2/13/16)

NEW YORK - Residents rallied to show solidarity with the family of Akai Gurley Friday.

Gurley was shot and killed in 2014 by former Police Officer Peter Liang in a dark stairwell in Brooklyn. 

Liang was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter and official misconduct on Thursday. 

Following the verdict, the NYPD announced that Peter Liang's partner Shaun Landau was fired from the force.

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