US police shooting: Funeral for shot NYC man

December 2014 Last updated at 23:39 GMT

US police shooting: Funeral for shot NYC man

Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley, center right, exits Brown Baptist Church during the funeral for Gurley, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014Family members including Akai Gurley’s partner Kimberley attended the funeral in Brooklyn

The funeral of an unarmed black New Yorker fatally shot by police last month has taken place in Brooklyn.

Akai Gurley was shot in the chest after he entered the stairwell of his apartment building.

A grand jury will be asked whether to prosecute the officer responsible.

The move comes days after a grand jury decided not to charge another New York policeman over the chokehold death of another unarmed black man, Eric Garner, sparking protests across the country.

The US was already facing race-related unrest over the decision not to indict a…

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