The family will receive more than $4 million from the city. Gurley was killed in 2014 by rookie Officer Peter Liang, who was later convicted of criminally negligent homicide and fired from the NYPD.
Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young people who crowd-sourced an open letter to their loved ones, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.
Peter Liang, who is Chinese-American, was sentenced to probation for the shooting death of an unarmed black man. The ex-NYPD officer's case has sparked activism and debate among Asian-Americans.
The prosecutor, who had previously recommended Liang not serve any jail time, said the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley was "not police brutality." Liang's defense attorney called it a "tragic accident."
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said there was no evidence to support the idea that Peter Liang, who is Asian-American, "intended to kill or injure" Akai Gurley, an unarmed black man.
Protests over the conviction of police officer Peter Liang in the shooting death of an unarmed black man show that Asian-Americans have something to say about race and policing. But what, and how?