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Protesters seek video release from Michigan police shooting

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 07:00:01-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people joined a protest march during which family members of a man fatally shot by a western Michigan police officer called for public release of video from the confrontation.

The mile-long march in Grand Rapids on Saturday followed Monday’s shooting death of 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya, who police said fought with the officer after his vehicle was stopped over a license plate issue.

Lyoya’s father, Peter Lyoya, said the family immigrated from the African country of Congo in search of a better life. Lyoya said “People need to fight for justice for Patrick.”

Grand Rapids Police Chief Chief Eric Winstrom said Friday that he intended to release the video in the coming week.