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Covering: DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Downtown, Brooklyn Heights

Officer hit with manslaughter rap in Gurley killing released without bail

Downtown: A rookie cop is facing more than 15 years in prison for shooting and killing an unarmed Red Hook man in an East New York public housing building. Comment

Officer hit with manslaughter rap in Gurley killing released without bail

Courts: Officer Peter Liang’s first word upon shooting Akai Gurley dead in an East New York stairwell were “I’m going to lose my job,” according to prosecutors. He and his partner argued for four minutes before notifying their supervisor, and failed to administer first aid for at least 10 minutes, prosecutors allege. Comments (5)

Thief buys brand-new Beemer with man’s money, he waits six months to report it

Crime: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Downtown construction going up

Development: If you thought therte was a lot happening Downtown, a new study proves you were right. Comments (5)

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