Civil rights leaders to speak at Patrick Lyoyas funeral

Patrick Lyoya passed away in a struggle with a cops officer on April 4. April 22, 2022, 11:47 AM – 3 minutes readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNearly three weeks after the killing of 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya, his family, activists and good friends are coming together to celebrate his life and call for justice in his death.His funeral will take place Friday at 11 a.m. regional time at the Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Civil rights activist Al Sharpton, civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the Lyoya household, Commissioner Robert Womack and bishop Dennis McMurray are expected to speak at the service, which is open to all masked attendees.Lyoya, a native of Congo, was shot by an officer following a struggle outside a house in Grand Rapids on April 4 after he was pulled over for a malfunctioning license plate, according to police.Dorcas Lyoya, the mom of Patrick Lyoya weeps throughout a press conference held in action to videos revealing her sons killing, in Grand Rapids, Mich, April 14, 2021. The 26-year old Black guy was shot and eliminated by a white Grand Rapids police officer following a traffic stop.Video of Lyoyas death was tape-recorded on an officers body camera, dashcam video, security video cameras and a spectators cellphone and launched by the authorities in the middle of neighborhood pressure last week.The footage reveals a white cops officer, whose name has not yet been released, struggling with Lyoya after chasing him on foot following a traffic stop.

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