A judge decided there was enough evidence to put Christopher Schurr on trial for second-degree murder.
Christopher Schurr, a former officer with the Grand Rapids Police Department, was charged with second-degree murder for shooting the unarmed Black man.
Police reform advocates say the case shows why cops should stop pulling people over for minor infractions.
Christopher Schurr, a seven-year veteran of the Grand Rapids Police Department, was dismissed one day after being charged with second-degree murder.
The union representing police officers in a Michigan city is defending the officer who shot Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head.
Christopher Schurr was identified as the Grand Rapids police officer who shot and killed Patrick Lyoya on April 4.
Lawyers for the family of Patrick Lyoya say an independent autopsy confirms that the Black man was fatally shot in the back of the head by a Michigan police officer.
After video showed a Grand Rapids officer fatally shooting Lyoya, an unarmed Black man, questions arose about the missing details.
Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, released video of an officer fatally shooting Patrick Lyoya, an unarmed Black man.