Charged! Grand Rapids Cop Who Shot Patrick Lyoya In The Back Of His Head Faces Life In Prison
Patrick Lyoa. | Source: City of Grand Rapids
UPDATED: 4:00 p.m. ET, June 9
Originally published: April 17
A white police officer has been charged with the violent murder of an unarmed Black motorist stemming from a pretextual misdemeanor traffic stop nearly two months ago in Michigan.
Grand Rapids Police Christopher Schurr is specifically facing second-degree murder charges in the killing of Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese refugee who was shot in the back of his head in a high-profile police shooting case.... Read more