Detroit Evening Report: April 22, 2022: Mourners gather for funeral of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids


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Mourners are gathering at the funeral for Patrick Lyoya, a Black man who was fatally shot in the back of the head by a white police officer after a traffic stop in Grand Rapids. Civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy at the family’s request. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump also spoke at Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids. An unarmed Lyoya was face down on the ground when he was shot. Michigan State Police are investigating the fatal shooting.

Other headlines for April 22, 2022:

  • Wayne State and Global Detroit aid immigrant and international entrepreneurs
  • Hamtramck City Council unanimously approves facilitating Arabic election ballots
  • City of Dearborn resumes its Homecoming festival in August at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
  • Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture, and Entrepreneurship and Detroit Symphony Orchestra to host a free family night on April 30


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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.