Two months after a Staten Island grand jury refused to indict an officer for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, which was recorded on video, a Brooklyn grand jury charged an officer with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other offenses for the single shot fired in a pitch-dark hallway that killed Akai Gurley.

“This case has nothing to with Ferguson or Eric Garner or any other case,” Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson told reporters, referring to no grand jury charges for a Ferguson, Mo. officer who shot an unarmed black man.

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