Official Post-mortem Confirms Patrick Lyoya Killed By Bullet To Again Of His Head
Patrick Lyoya’s dying by the hands of police has been on our minds ever since we first posted about it final month. The video that was captured of officer Christorpher Schurr pulling his service weapon, placing it to the again of Lyoya’s head, and pulling the set off might be etched in our reminiscences ceaselessly. It was so pointless, so blatantly fallacious, and so infuriating to observe one other Black particular person lose their life proper in entrance of our collective eyes.
Based on CNN, the Kent County Medical Examiner’s Workplace has formally dominated that Lyoya’s explanation for dying was resulting from a gunshot to the again of his head. That is important as a result of, regardless of the video proof, this discovering supplies additional proof that Schurr’s life was not at risk as a result of the person he killed wasn’t even dealing with him. Moreover, this report corroborates the findings of the personal post-mortem that the Lyoya household had carried out.
As typical, the household, the attorneys, and the group are demanding justice, continued transparency, and acceptable disciplinary motion.
In an announcement Saturday, attorneys Ven Johnson and Ben Crump, who characterize Lyoya’s household, known as on prosecutors to file legal expenses in opposition to the officer for the “unjust killing” and for the discharge of the Michigan State Police report on the taking pictures.
Some information retailers will attempt to persuade you that as a result of Lyoya was legally intoxicated, had a revoked license, and open warrants that he “deserved” to die. These are lies straight from the pits of hell.