Michigan prosecutors charged a Grand Rapids police officer with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Patrick Lyoya, a black male who was shot during a physical altercation with the officer.
Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker filed the charges against Officer Christopher Schurr more than two months after the fatal shooting that brought protests to the town, MLive reported Thursday.
Becker said the officer should be arraigned in Grand Rapids District Court on Friday.
Schurr, who has worked at the Grand Rapids Police Department for seven years, has been on paid administrative leave since the April 4 shooting.
The incident began when the officer pulled over Lyoya, 26, for having a license plate that did not match the vehicle. Lyoya got out of his car and Schurr asked him for his license. When Lyoya walked away, Schurr attempted to arrest the motorist, who then ran away.
A struggle ensued between the two and the officer tried unsuccessfully to Tase Lyoya.
Video shows Schurr yelled, “Let go of the Taser” while on top of Lyoya before shooting his weapon one time.
Lyoya died from a gunshot to the back of his head. An autopsy later revealed that Lyoya had a .29 blood-alcohol level, more than three times Michigan’s legal limit.”Lyoya had three convictions for operating while intoxicated, as well as unlawful use of a motor vehicle, domestic violence and driving while license is suspended or revoked. When he died, there was a domestic violence warrant pending against him,” MLive also reports.Civil rights protesters argue that Lyoya’s history does not matter. They have also called for police reform, including an end to officer foot chases.
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I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
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