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The Michigan police officer who was charged with second degree murder after shooting and killing Patrick Lyoya following a traffic stop on April 4 has been terminated from his employment with the Grand Rapids Police Department.
A statement from the Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington states that officer Christopher Schurr has waived his right to a discharge hearing from the police department, and has been terminated.
“Last Friday, the Police Chief and the Labor Relations Office recommended that I terminate Christopher Schurr’s employment with the City. I accepted that recommendation and scheduled a required discharge hearing. I have been informed by Mr. Schurr’s representatives that he is waiving his right to the hearing and, therefore, I have decided to terminate Mr. Schurr’s employment with the Grand Rapids Police Department effective June 10, 2022. Due to the on-going criminal matter and the potential for civil litigation, I will not be providing any additional comment concerning Mr. Schurr at this time,” the statement reads.