Slay victim Jamie Liang’s family lawsuit hits NYPD for not disarming cop

The household of a girl allegedly slain by a jealous cop in a love-triangle capturing has filed a wrongful dying swimsuit towards the NYPD for not taking the officer’s gun away earlier than the lethal 2021 incident, new court docket papers present.

Off-duty Officer Yvonne Wu is charged with homicide and tried homicide for wounding ex-girlfriend Jenny Li, 23, and killing Li’s new lover, Jamie Liang, 24, at Li’s Brooklyn residence on Oct. 13, 2021.

Li and Liang’s father, Ying Cai Liang, have filed swimsuit towards the town — and towards Wu — claiming the NYPD knew Wu “was psychologically unfit and a hazard to others, but didn’t require her to surrender possession of her service revolver,” the Brooklyn Supreme Court docket lawsuit from Monday alleges.

The plaintiff lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, instructed The Submit, “What this household needs is for change within the police division, so {that a} police officer who’s struggling emotional sickness — like this one was — is not going to be permitted to hold a gun.”

Jamie Liang
The household of slay sufferer Jamie Liang has sued the NYPD for allegedly failing to remove the gun of alleged shooter Officer Yvonne Wu previous to the incident.

Wu — a 31-year-old, five-year police veteran — had been in a two-year relationship with Li earlier than the pair broke up three weeks previous to the capturing.

Wu, who lives in Staten Island and labored within the 72nd Precinct in Sundown Park, allegedly waited hours for Li at her Bensonhurst residence on nineteenth Avenue earlier than blasting each ladies.

Afterward, Wu waited outdoors Li’s residence till police arrived and located Wu “calm and picked up” earlier than she admitted capturing “somebody” inside.

Officer Yvonne Wu
Liang’s household claims the NYPD new about Wu’s (pictured) psychological well being points however allowed her to stay on the pressure and preserve her gun.

Wu has been behind bars since her arrest. She is suspended with out pay pending the end result of the prison case.

At a Nov. 18 arraignment, Wu pleaded not responsible to second-degree homicide and second-degree tried homicide costs.

“Our hearts exit to the households who suffered terribly from a tragedy that left one particular person lifeless and one other significantly wounded,” a spokesman with the town Regulation Division mentioned. “The case is underneath investigation by each the workplace of the New York State Lawyer Basic and NYPD.”

“Officer Wu has been charged on this case. We are going to assessment the lawsuit,” the assertion mentioned.

Scene of the Brooklyn shooting
Wu allegedly carried out the capturing as a result of she was jealous that ex-girlfriend Jenny Li was courting Liang. Li was additionally shot however survived.
Gregory P. Mango

The NYPD deferred remark to the Regulation Division. Wu’s prison protection legal professional declined to remark.

Further reporting by Craig McCarthy

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