Statement By Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Guilty Verdict in Akai Gurley Manslaughter Case.

“Today, the criminal justice system worked for Akai Gurley’s family and community. Akai was a New Yorker who had his whole life ahead of him and I hope today’s verdict brings some measure of closure to his loved ones. I commend District Attorney Ken Thompson for his professionalism and dedication to justice. ”