Jun 15, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Michigan police officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya is fired

Patrick Lyoya.
An image of Patrick Lyoya is seen on a sweater as protesters march in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., on April 16. Photo: Mustafa Hussain/AFP via Getty Images

The Grand Rapids, Michigan, police officer who shot and killed Patrick Lyoya after a traffic stop in April has been fired, City Manager Mark Washington said in a statement Wednesday.

Details: The termination took place on June 10 after the former officer, Christopher Schurr, waived his right to a discharge hearing, per the statement. The incident drew national attention after videos of Lyoya's final moments were made public.

  • The videos showed Schurr lying on the back of Lyoya, 26, before Schurr fatally shot him in the head.

Driving the news: Schurr was charged with second-degree murder in Kent County last week.

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