Hearing over juror in Liang trial Wednesday

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A hearing is set Wednesday in Brooklyn over the manslaughter conviction of former New York City Officer Peter Liang.

The hearing will explore claims that a juror in Liang's trial did not inform the court about his father's criminal history during jury selection.

His attorneys are asking for a retrial.

Liang was convicted of accidentally shooting an unarmed man Akai Gurley in Brooklyn.

He faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced on Thursday.