Brooklyn DA recommends no prison time for Peter Liang in Akai Gurley death 03/24/2016 8:51 am PDT Comments WPIX via WPIX: BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Wednesday that he does not think former NYPD Officer Peter Liang should receive prison time in the death of Akai Gurley. Liang faces up to 15 years in prison. Thompson is suggesting the judge to not sentence the former cop to prison — a move some call it courageous, and others declare it outrageous. "Peter Liang was indicted, prosecuted and subsequently convicted by a jury because his reckless actions caused an innocent man to lose his life," Thompson said. FULL STORY: Brooklyn DA recommends no prison time for Peter Liang in Akai Gurley death - WPIX Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.