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Officer Christopher Schurr fired from GRPD

Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr stops to talk with a resident in 2015 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Emily Rose Bennett
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The Grand Rapids Press via AP
Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr stops to talk with a resident in 2015 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The news comes after the Kent County Prosecutor last week announced second degree murder charges for the April 4th shooting of Lyoya.

The officer that shot and killed Patrick Lyoya has been fired from the Grand Rapids Police Department.

In a statement Wednesday, Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington said that Christopher Schurr’s employment has officially been terminated.

The news comes after the Kent County Prosecutor last week announced second degree murder charges for the April 4th shooting of Lyoya.

Shurr waived his right to a discharge hearing where he could have potentially saved his job.

He is due back in court on June 21st.

Mark Washington’s full statement:

“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.”

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