Former NYPD beat cop, Ekeythia Dunston, 34, was found innocent of attempted murder in the shooting of her longtime girlfriend Erica LeGall.

The same jury on Monday found the 8-year police veteran guilty of the lesser charge of assault, according to the NY Daily News.

Unlike Florida resident Marissa Alexander who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for discharging a handgun, Dunston faces 25 years in prison for firing at LeGall and hitting her -- twice.

Dunston, the niece of former Mets shortstop Shawon Dunston, shot LeGall in the chest and the thigh during a bloody brawl in the couple's Harlem apartment in 2010.

The fight was sparked by a text message LeGall received from a former flame who Dunston suspected was still involved with LeGall.

Dunston threatened to leave LeGall and at one point choked her, according to trial testimony.

Dunston testified that she fired her service weapon at LeGall in self defense after her partner "hammered her in the head with a clothing iron and went to grab her weapon."

"She blew up and whacked Ms. Dunston over the head and she would not stop,” Dunston's lawyer, Edgar De Leon, said during closing arguments. "Her assault was unrelenting."

LeGall has filed a $10 million dollar suit against the city and the NY police department.


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    • Vanguard Reese

      For the life of me I don't understand why people stay in abusive relationships because they never end well. Case in point, this case as well as the one in FL. Somebody is going to end up dead or in jail.

    • Ms. Everything

      smdh... that's all

    • Ms. Everything

      @Reese On one hand I feel horrible for the woman in FL because I don't think her time should have been as long as it was but I understand why she was convicted and sentenced at the same time. She could have left, her life was not in immediate jeopardy, he was leaving, there was no reason for her to fire that gun. I don't think she should have gotten that long of a sentence but it's a mandatory sentence for the crime she committed. She should have taken the plea, I know she is kicking herself for not taking that plea. I feel worse for her child though

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      OK Ms. Sandra I NEED Your Expertise here...

      THIS Cop couldn't handle herself in a Domestic Physical Encounter Sooo She SHOOTS Her Lover TWICE (Once in the CHEST...) And IT'S NOT "Attempted Murder" Though :blink:

      And If NOT... Then WHY is it "Assault" and NOT "Self-Defense" Though :think:

      Is it some Lesbian Political Stuff going on Here (I'm NOT Quite familiar With...) :coffee:

    • Ms. Everything

      @Elove I'm not Sandra but she's ex NYPD.... they take care of their own. How many times have NY cops been involved in grimy violent mess and gotten off on major charges?? Think about it.... it also doesn't hurt that she said it was self defense and that the woman was beating her over the head and I'm guessing she had some bruises to coincide with her testimony.

    • Daisy

      :eek:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :rolleyes: :coffee:

    • bumblebee

      On topic: :sad:

      Off topic real quick: to all who suggested that 'sweet brown' video

      I hate chu all!!

    • AllNYC

      Why is she suing the police department?
      This altercation was not in the line of duty. Stop trying to dig in the city's pockets?

    • http://standrivel.com/ DS1

      I'm guessing the lesser charge only came about because she's a cop?

    • BoogieNites

      :cosign: ALLNYC, suing the nypd is a stretch

    • NaijaGal

      So Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall have been fired from The Game

    • lovezoe

      @Naja- I saw. Might as well cancel. I think it had to do with money. it is the top show on EBT, they are the starts, they probably wanted to be paid as such. You see the episode last night?

    • bumblebee

      @naija, I stopped watching this season but if Mel and Derwin are gone is there even a point to the show? Wasn't it 'centered' around them?!

    • Gigi26

      :blink: wow...

      Suing the NYPD will do nothing, she wasn't on duty when she was shot so her case is as good as dead. Maybe a civil suit would work in her favor. Lemme find out the lezzies are getting it poppin :lol:

      Naija: and she tried to say she left to focus on other projects. Bish please, yous fired. One, no one is buying your book and two, your movie is on ABC family. Stop the lies. Maybe they couldn't do more for their storyline? :shrugs:

    • VDot

      Are yall sure that's her going/leaving court? Because it looks like she hopped right up out of her hairdresser/barber's chair and slapped on her vest and said take a picture.

    • Flawless

      NaijaGal says:

      So Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall have been fired from The Game
      .......................................

      so, they fire the main characters :coffee: now who's gonna watch?

      Good morning all :waves:

    • NaijaGal

      @lovezoe, yes I watched the episode and was so disgusted with Tasha acting like a 12 year old that couldn't tell her man she wanted to wait on the sex...if this is the direction they're going then just axe the show already...I see the DC move is how they're going to be gone...ugh to it all...I can't and won't

      @bumblee yes it was...I don't know what they plan on doing now but I do believe it was money issues

      @Gigi I think as a PR move she had to make that statement...I personally think it was money standing in the way, like why Brittany Daniels left

    • cheeks8683

      Morning Fam! :wave:

      on topic: I have nothing..... I. JUST. CAN'T

      off topic:

      So Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall have been fired from The Game

      _____________________________________________________

      so what's left? I mean really....

    • NaijaGal

      Flawless :hi: girl that show is so blah now

    • NaijaGal

      @cheeks you have Tasha Mack, Malik, Jason, Chardonnay, Tee-Tee
      :rofl: :rofl:

    • Flawless

      NaijaGal says:

      girl that show is so blah now
      ^^^^^^^^
      I agree

    • NaijaGal

      The fcuked up part is she found out she was fired after taping Wendy Williams

    • Gigi26

      I checked out of the game a looong time ago, like maybe 3 episodes in on BET because it just reeked of garbage. They tried too hard, got Tasha Mack looking like a strung out crackhead and Melanie looking soft. The dynamic was off.

    • Flawless

      now that's some B/S :mad:

    • lovezoe

      Naja- Hubby and I said the same thing about DC. Money is def the issue. Tasha was doing the most. Pookie look like a boiled hot dog

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      Sup Fam

      Flawless can I run my finger thru your hair????? It looks soooo soft

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      Good Morning guys!

    • Flawless

      MY FURLEY'S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS says:

      Sup Fam
      Flawless can I run my finger thru your hair????? It looks soooo soft

      ^^^^^^^^^
      :blink:

    • Bibi

      :waves: Mornins

    • NaijaGal

      Brown :yahoo: :hug: where you been guhl...welcome back :hug:

    • NaijaGal

      @lovezoe yeah I don't know why black actors always get the short end of the stick...see Girlfriends...cause after Toni Childs (no Garrett) left that show was just pure chit *but I still supported though*...I see the same fate for Single Ladies, but I digress

    • NaijaGal

      Bibi :hi:

    • Bibi

      @NAjia

      Girlfriends after Toni is still better than the game. I blame the writers...but is it me or does Tia look different than she used to?? Could just be age cuz I don't think surgery or anything but she was cuter before or something. :shrugs:

    • Flawless

      NaijaGal says:

      @lovezoe yeah I don’t know why black actors always get the short end of the stick…see Girlfriends…cause after Toni Childs (no Garrett) left that show was just pure chit *but I still supported though*…I see the same fate for Single Ladies, but I digress

      ^^^^
      :cosign: i loved me some girlfriends

    • bumblebee

      I enjoyed single ladies last season. I'm going to give it a chance but I don't have exceptionally high hopes for it.

    • NaijaGal

      @Bibi not to me, Girlfriends was just as bad...I can't even think of any memorable episodes after Toni left...with Tia I'm sure working hard, being a wife and mother can get to you so...

    • NaijaGal

      @bumble although Stacy Dash is a mediocre actress at best it's something about her that draws me in...Diamond and the white girl do nothing for me and the new girl is meh based on a preview I saw last night...black production has got to be better than the bs they keep serving us

    • Gigi26

      Girlfriends after Toni is still better than the game

      :yes: as long as Joan was there it was fine by me.

      I think Single Ladies will be good, the girl replacing Val won't be Val so it might bring a different dyanmic to the show. The previews looked good but as long as they don't try to do the most, it will succeed imo.

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      this is TERRIBLE what happened here! :( may she RIP

      GM SR & FAM!

      LUSCIOUS :love:

    • lovezoe

      The thing with The Game, no one has a solid storyline except those two. Brittany Daniels may come back, I hope Mel and Derwin can do a few guest spots. What a slap in the face.

    • NaijaGal

      @FAYLA who died???

    • cheeks8683

      I havent watched but 2 1/2 episodes this season so correct me if I'm wrong....Aren't Tia's and Pooch's storyline the main basis of the show?

      Is Brandy still on there? Is Jason's character still dealing with his "black women" issues? I hate that they used the anti-black women card in the molding of his character. Back in theCW days I never got that vibe from him just that he liked Kelly for who she was :shrug:

      Tasha used to be my girl, a strong willed mother trying to look out for her successful athletic son but now she comes off as some loud-talking sterotypical black women who has to let everyone know she never lost her "groove"...I hate that they ruined a good thing and I agree, Melanie looks "different". I think her inner thoughts about the shows direction may be showing outwardly...

    • bumblebee

      @naija
      I think fayla may actually be on topic! Of course, I could be wrong

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      NAIJA
      ZOEZOE
      GIGI
      BUMBLE
      GYP
      ERRYBODY! GM :coffee: <---Columbian

    • lovezoe

      cheeks- They are the focal point of the show. All castmates revolve around them. Chardonay is still on there. Jason is getting better. I liked when the show had a more grown-up appeal.

    • bumblebee

      Oh but wait... Up top it says attempted murder. Ne'er mind!!

    • Bibi

      @Cheeks

      Completely agree. They destroyed Tasha's character...

    • bumblebee

      :hi:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Morning Lovelys !!!!!!!!!! :waves: Hello to everyone this morning :hug:

    • Gigi26

      :waves: Morning Fayla darling!!

      Where are mi mannas?! Mawwwwning everyone :hugs:

    • Bibi

      :waves: @Fayla

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      Nevermind Flawless, it just looks extra soft in the gravi.

      NAIJA I'm tryna remember if I was speakin to you or if I was stipp upset with you because my legs won't tan like yours

      FAY :kiss:
      I'll get with you sometime this weekend :coffee:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :smack: i thought she killed her :rofl: thank God she didnt! :kona:

    • bumblebee

      @fayla
      The heading and the write up are confusing me!!

    • NaijaGal

      Tasha went from a hoodrat to an extra dumbass for the past 2 episodes

      jenie :hi:

    • Phrozen1der

      #NoComment :coffee:

      Morning folks :waves:

    • Bibi

      :waves: @Phro

    • NaijaGal

      @Brown you began loving me like a play e-cousin...uh huh that's right :D

    • Gigi26

      When they had Tasha spazzing about bud and smoking blacks I was DONE with that show. Some shyt we just don't need to see on tv and a woman smoking a black n mild is one of em :lol:

    • NaijaGal

      Phro :waves:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      PHRO
      I can't do you today cuz after yesterday...............

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      LUSCIOUS i shall be waiting :grill:

      Jenie! :hug: gm sweets!

    • KDub

      I think what fugged her up in the end was the fact that the downstairs neighbor heard her lady yell out..."No don't shoot...no no no don't shoot MEH"...and the bish shot her anyway. Twice.

      I read it last night. SMDH.

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      They made Tasha Mack=Tami Roman! I don't like it. I think the writers went the wrong way with the characters. Derwin went from the Christian NFL player that was raised by his Gmama to this egotistical player(Malik-ish) Girl Melanie's character got too involved in the life. I think that the writer's jumped on the BBW/RHOA bandwagon and brought that to scripted television. They looked at the numbers of those shows and figured that is what we like. What they need to do is consult Kelsey Grammar YT azz and ask him for advice cause he seems to know black women very well.

    • Phrozen1der

      @Bibi @Naija :yahoo:

      About The Game as much as I like(d) the show,I give it one more season if that.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      So, my coworker has been on weight watcher for YEARS goin to the meetings every week and the 2 yrs I've been in this area she hasn't lost any more than 10lbs. I told her she may need to try somethin else. Was I wrong?

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Phro :yahoo: Fayla come here gull :happy:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Brown I'm relaxing... :lol:

      Morning @CD :hugs:

    • ItsIce

      :hi: good morning everyone!

      I feel so bad for the lady .... I hope she finds the closure she desperately needs.

    • NaijaGal

      @gypsy I never thought about it from that perspective...you're probably right :thinking:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Jenie :hugs:

      @Brown :rofl: At her being active in her Weight Watchers Sorority and she still a biggin,what did she say?

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      MY FURLEY'S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS says:

      So, my coworker has been on weight watcher for YEARS goin to the meetings every week and the 2 yrs I’ve been in this area she hasn’t lost any more than 10lbs. I told her she may need to try somethin else. Was I wrong?

      :rofl: nawl u was just being helpful in this slow economy. it was in her best interest :coffee:

    • Gigi26

      Damn they so country in DC, one hot day and negros got on their best seersucker and linen pant outfits. :no: #random, I know.

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      That other chick musta been skrong as hail to beat this "LeBron-ish" chick up.

      ...oh... she's a police officer? Well, we all known how that goes then.

    • Phrozen1der

      @Gigi I saw this dude in a full Seersucker suit like it was Easter Sunday :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      She just looked at me and said she'll think about it!
      She's spendin all that damn money every week and she eats healthy at work but she must be puttin away some food at home because everyone I know that did WW and follwed it correctly lost weight.
      Then she brought out a pic from 10 yrs ago and said see I lost weight............

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      It'sIce :waves: <---blood pressha cuff
      PHRO :yahoo:

    • Bibi

      @Gypsy

      That assessment is on point!

    • Phrozen1der

      Did anybody see Savannah (Bron's wifey) on Lala on Monday?? The pics we've seen,don't do her justice she's actually a beautiful woman.. :yes:

    • cheeks8683

      cheeks- They are the focal point of the show. All castmates revolve around them. Chardonay is still on there. Jason is getting better. I liked when the show had a more grown-up appeal.
      ______________________________________________________________

      Just sad.... The Cosby Show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and A Different World will always remain the only African American shows that stayed decent throughout their run.... Looking back I'm amazed that they each stayed on as long as they did with all the characters for the most part being positive.... After 10 + years since the last of those went off air you would think that we would have progessed.... :nono: guess not.... Darn you reality tv!!!!

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      Then she brought out a pic from 10 yrs ago and said see I lost weight…………

      :rofl:

    • Gigi26

      I saw this dude in a full Seersucker suit like it was Easter Sunday
      _____________________________________

      I seen two! I was :blink: then :no:, and the worse part? Their pants are highwaters. WTH. :lol: I can't with the DMV fashions at all sometimes.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      GIGI
      my uncle/former pimp turned Bishop from Chicago will wear the hell out of a linen outfit

    • Gigi26

      Phro I saw Savannah on the show, she is gorgeous :yes: Adrienne looks like an alien to me, her and Mr. Bosh are a match made in Mars.

    • I Go There

      It could be a bit too early for this

      Morning folks

      :coffee:

    • bumblebee

      Adrienne looks like an alien to me, her and Mr. Bosh are a match made in Mars.

      Way too early! :haha:

    • Gigi26

      my uncle/former pimp turned Bishop from Chicago will wear the hell out of a linen outfit

      :rofl: Does he wear the loafers or sandals with them joints?

    • bumblebee

      Dammit I meant :hahaha:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :dead: somebody left a comment on my guestbook as Redeemed777 saying "Is this soap Biblical? Just joking."

      ppl play too damn much! :rofl:

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      I remember I had said good morning up there and I remember no one speaking. Is it my gravi?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      GIGI I never paid attn to his shoes cuz Im too busy lookin at the hat and handkerchief....................

      However my cousin Freddie also in Chicago will wear sandals :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      Hey Gypsy

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      GYP i spoke! :crying:

    • The Makeup Maven

      GOOD MORNING FOLK. JUST CAME ON TO POST THIS CUZ THIS BE MY NEW SHYT RATT NAH, THEN I'M OUT! :lol:

      :whistle:
      Lamborghini Mercy
      Your chick she so thirsty
      I’m in that two seat Lambo
      With your girl she tryna jerk me

      Drop it to the floor
      Make that azz shake
      Woah make the ground move, that’s an azz quake
      Built a house up on that azz, that’s an azz state
      Roll my blunt on it, that’s an azz tray
      Say Ye, say Ye, don’t we do this err’ day-day?
      I work them long nights, long nights to get a pay day
      Finally got paid, now I need shade and a vacay
      And niggas still hatin’, so much hate I need an AK
      Now we out in Paris, yeah I’m Perrier'n
      White girls politic'n that’s that Sarah Palin
      Gettin’ high, Californicatin’
      I give her that D, cause that’s what I was born and raised in

      MY SHYT! :yes: <--- bobbin' to that shyt REAL SMOOTH AND SHYT!

    • ItsIce

      @fayla :lol:

      I'm about to be doing my own medical minutes on y'all!

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      MORNING :coffee:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      TaBew!! :hug: y must u leave??

    • Phrozen1der

      @Fayla :waves:

    • Melissa Niice

      Good Mornting All, I guess auntie is trying to catch herself from the all white party last night :coffee:

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      Really @Tatted. You drop by with that ratchet shy and pull back off???
      __________________

      I'm not really into the Game that much. I hope that Jason and Brandy can carry the show with Melaniw and Derwin. We all know a man like Jason. We may not want to admit it but we do. I say if the show comes back another season it will only be 6 shows before it's off again and aint nobody doing no damned petition to get it back on.

    • The Makeup Maven

      SIS & FaybewTatta :hug:

      @ Fay - Cuz, that's all I wanted to post! :lol:

    • Bibi

      :waves; @Laker

    • YSoSrs

      Morning. :yawn:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Gigi :lol: I have a pair that fall right above the ankle so I can wear boat shoes with them.But a full suit dress socks,and shoes with them a little shorter nah son..

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      Oh and the Wayans is coming back with a new show I just don't know anything about it. I hope that it will be funny!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      MY RIB! :buttshake: just cuz I wanted to

    • The Makeup Maven

      @ GYPS :hug: & :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Naija :happy: I know I'm late I'm working from home, so I am actually getting some work done today, so I will talk to you guys later :peace:

    • Bibi

      I thought the Wayans were bringing back In living color....

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5lzXMdgD5I Mother Jefferson

      gypsyeyes says:

      Oh and the Wayans is coming back with a new show I just don’t know anything about it. I hope that it will be funny!
      ----------------
      :woohoo:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      TaBew yo gravi is pissin me off bc i saved one of my skrawburries for my daughter & that heffa aint eat it YET! :mad: let it be there when i go home for lunch tho. gone be a tasty snack tuh-DAY! :coffee:

      Hey Lakes! :waves:
      YSO :2dance: wake up sweetie!

    • Melissa Niice

      Oh my suga, suga, suga....where you been honey!!! We that you got murked or something don't ever do that again :whip:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhlmYtLFDU&feature=youtu.be MY FURLEY’S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS

      Hey Melissa!!!!! I'm back....for now anyway

    • YSoSrs

      BROWN!! :grill:
      FAYLA!! :yahoo:

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      Scartched my cornea last night and can't see out of my right eye. This is not cute!!

    • Bibi

      :newpost:

    • Flawless

      MY FURLEY'S JUMPOFF AKA SUGA WALLS says:

      Nevermind Flawless, it just looks extra soft in the gravi.

      ^^^^^^
      I had just got it done that day, I could only wish

    • cougar lover

      She look like she could knock a nicca out with one punch. So why she shooting women? Hehehehe