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Police Released Video Footage Of Fatal Police Shooting In Grand Rapids

Written by on April 14, 2022

Grand Rapids police released video footage showing the ffatal shooting of a man who was facedown on the ground and shot in the back of the head by an officer. The video, a collection of dashcam footage, body cam footage, a home security camera, and a cell phone video, depicts an unnamed police officer on April 4 pulling over Patrick Lyoya and a passenger for a “license plate that doesn’t match the car.”

Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese refugee, gets out of the car. The officer gets out and tells him to get back in the car. The officer asks for his driver’s license and then proceeds to ask if Lyoya speaks English. Lyoya appears to run around the car, and the officer chases and tackles him to the ground on the front lawn of a house.

A screen capture from a video released from the Grand Rapids Police Department on April 13, 2022, shows the moments before a shot was fired following a traffic stop involving Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids on April 4, 2022, that resulted in a shooting that fatally wounded Lyoya. The police officer, who shot Lyoya on Aprill 4, has not been named. Click Here To Read More.

Source: USA Today

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