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Grand Rapids fires officer who shot Patrick Lyoya

June 15, 2022, 2:22 PM

The city of Grand Rapids fired Christopher Schurr, the police officer whose fatal traffic stop of Patrick Lyoya made national headlines in April. 

Officer Christopher Schurr and Patrick Lyoya (File photo)

Schurr, 31, waived his right to a discharge hearing, City Manager Mark Washington said Wednesday, and added, according to The Detroit News:

"... Therefore, I have decided to terminate Mr. Schurr’s employment with the Grand Rapids Police Department effective June 10, 2022. Due to the ongoing criminal matter and the potential for civil litigation, I will not be providing any additional comment concerning Mr. Schurr at this time."

Schurr was charged with second-degree murder last week in connection with Lyoya's death. Schurr posted bail and is free, with the first probable-cause hearing in the case set for June 21.

Read more:  TheDetroit News

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