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Attorney: Ex-officer who killed Lyoya shouldn’t face trial


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for a former police officer charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Black motorist in western Michigan have asked a judge to dismiss the case. Ex-Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Patrick Lyoya. On Monday, Schurr’s attorneys filed a motion seeking to toss out a ruling that a jury trial should be held in the case. Schurr’s lawyers say Schurr acted in self-defense and that Michigan law allows police officers to use deadly force to stop someone from fleeing and to make an arrest. Lyoya briefly ran from a traffic stop and then grappled with Schurr before the white officer shot him last April.

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