Attorney: Police need better CPR training

Brooklyn Currents | 2/18/2016 | 0 comments

An attorney for Akai Gurley's family says the NYPD should investigate CPR training at the Police Academy.

Former NYPD officers Peter Liang and Shaun Landau testified in court that they didn't feel they could properly administer CPR to Gurley after he was shot by Liang in a stairwell at a Brooklyn housing complex.

Last week, Liang was convicted on manslaughter charges.

Gurley's girlfriend Melissa Butler tried to give him CPR before he was eventually pronounced dead.

In a letter, the attorney suggested the NYPD's inspector general should look into allegations that recruits are not getting enough CPR training at the academy.

City officials said they hadn't received the letter and would not comment by this posting.



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