Al Sharpton calls for title of police officer who killed Patrick Lyoya, regardless of no prices but filed

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Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding that authorities publicly launch the title of the officer who shot and killed Patrick Lyoya, 26, on April 4.

Sharpton made the feedback throughout Lyoya’s funeral on Friday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, stating “We want his name!”

“Every time a young Black man or woman is arrested in this town, you put their name all over the news. Every time we’re suspected of something, you put our name out there,” Sharpton stated. “How dare you hold the name of a man that killed this man? We want his name!”

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during the funeral for George Floyd on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston.

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks through the funeral for George Floyd on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at The Fountain of Reward church in Houston.
(Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle through AP, Pool)

The Grand Rapids Police Division has acknowledged that the officer’s title won’t be launched until a cost is filed.

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Michigan State Police are investigating the incident and can ahead their findings to Chris Becker, Kent County prosecutor, who will take into account if prices ought to be filed.

MICHIGAN POLICE RELEASE FOOTAGE OF OFFICER SHOOTING AND KILLING PATRICK LYOYA

Ben Crump is a civil rights attorney representing the Lyoya family.

Ben Crump is a civil rights lawyer representing the Lyoya household.
(Fox 2 Detroit)

Movies launched by the police division on April 13 present that the officer, who’s White, pulled over Lyoya, who was Black, on April 4 as a result of the automotive tags did not belong to the car he was driving.

Lyoya, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, acquired out of the automotive earlier than the police officer approached, and when the officer requested for his license and instructed him to get within the automotive, he started to run away.

The officer grabbed Lyoya shortly after, and the 2 males started struggling for the officer’s taser. 

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Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was shot and killed by an officer on April 4.  (Grand Rapids Police Department)

Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was shot and killed by an officer on April 4.  (Grand Rapids Police Division)
(Grand Rapids Police Division)

The police officer pulled out his handgun after about two minutes and shot Lyoya within the head as soon as, killing him.

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Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom stated at a press convention that the taser didn’t make contact with Lyoya.

“From my view of the video, Taser was deployed twice. Taser did not make contact,” Winstrom stated. “And Mr. Lyoya was shot in the head. However, that’s the only information that I have.”

Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer representing the Lyoya household, stated on Friday that “an unnamed police officer escalated a simple misdemeanor traffic stop into a deadly execution.”

After struggling over a Taser, the officer pulled his handgun and shot Patrick Lyoya once in the head.  (Grand Rapids Police Department)

After struggling over a Taser, the officer pulled his handgun and shot Patrick Lyoya as soon as within the head.  (Grand Rapids Police Division)
(Grand Rapids Police Division)

“World leaders can’t condemn Russian soldiers shooting unarmed citizens in the back of the head in Ukraine, but then refuse to condemn police officers shooting unarmed Black citizens here in Grand Rapids, Michigan,” Crump stated. “If it’s wrong that you do it in the Ukraine then it’s wrong that you do it in Grand Rapids.”

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The Related Press and Day by day Submit’ Paul Finest contributed to this report.

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