Detroit Evening Report, April 13, 2022: Video shows Grand Rapids officer kneeling on, fatally shooting Patrick Lyoya

The Grand Rapids Police Department Headquarters is barricaded on April 12, 2022, prior to the release of video related to the killing of Patrick Lyoya.

 

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Video released by Grand Rapids Police shows the details of the fatal shooting of a Black man following a traffic stop in April. The footage shows an officer kneeling on Patrick Lyoya’s back, fatally shooting him on the ground. Protesters in Grand Rapids had been calling for the video’s release since the 26-year-old was fatally shot on April 4. Police say he fought with an officer after his car was stopped because of an issue with the license plate. State police are investigating the shooting. The medical examiner says the autopsy report won’t be publicly available until state police complete their work. The officer involved in the shooting is on paid leave.

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  • Tia Graham

    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.