This week, outside the apartment where Yang worked, there were still four bouquets of flowers on the threshold. Yang’s confidences have left her mother and brother wary and defensive. While the police maintain that they were not in the room when Yang jumped off the building, both Hai and Shi insist that she would not kill herself. In the absence of a thorough explanation from the NYPD, they are left with the stories Yang shared with them about her life in Flushing — and of the police she said she felt harassed and intimidated by.
“Family, Former Attorney of Queens Woman Who Fell To Her Death In Vice Sting Say She Was Sexually Assaulted, Pressured to Become An Informant” by Melissa Gira Grant and Emma Whitford for The Appeal
(photo by Scott Heins)