Police video released of white officer fatally shooting black man.
Written by News Room on April 15, 2022
Police video has been released of a white officer fatally shooting a black man in the back of the head after a struggle over a stun gun.
Footage of the April 4 incident in Grand Rapids, Michigan, shows Patrick Lyoya, aged 26, running from the officer, following a traffic stop.
The officer, who has not been named, is then heard telling Mr. Lyoya, who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and had lived in Grand Rapids for about five years, to let go of his Taser, before he was shot as he lies face-down on the ground.
The shooting has led to protests, with dozens of demonstrators gathered, on Wednesday, outside the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), demanding that the name of the police officer involved in the shooting be made public.