Independent Lens

Down a Dark Stairwell

Season 22 Episode 12 | 1h 25m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

Down a Dark Stairwell chronicles the tragic shooting of Akai Gurley, an innocent Black man, in Brooklyn, and the trial and subsequent conviction of the Chinese American police officer, Peter Liang, who pulled the trigger, casting a powerful light on the experiences of two marginalized communities thrust into an uneven criminal justice system together.

Aired: 04/12/21

Expires: 05/12/21

Rating: TV-14

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Philly's History of Crime and Punishment

Explainer

Philly's History of Crime and Punishment

In order to understand the rich history of criminal reform work, up through the vivid stories of crime and punishment presented in the docuseries Philly D.A., it is important to recognize Philadelphia's origin story

Read More