(CBS DETROIT) – Christopher Schurr, the police officer charged with murder in the death of Patrick Lyoya, has been fired from the Grand Rapids Police Department.
The city’s manager Mark Washington released a statement that said Schurr had been terminated from the department, effective June 10.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says
Washington says that Schurr waived his right to a termination hearing.READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights
Here is Washington’s 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.”
This comes after Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker announced a second-degree murder charge for Schurr on June 9. On June 10, Schurr appeared in court, posted bond, and left jail that same day.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan
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