Raleigh supporters rally for NY policeman convicted in shooting

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — There was a call for justice Saturday morning in downtown Raleigh for a New York Police Officer convicted of second degree manslaughter.

The Chinese-American Friendship Association held a rally In downtown Raleigh in support of Officer Peter Liang.

A jury convicted him in the 2014 death of an unarmed man at a Brooklyn housing project.

Supporters say the prosecution’s case was marred by flaws and inconsistencies.

Similar rallies took place in 40 cities around the country.

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