FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) calls for the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) to release all video, unredacted and in its entirety, related to the GRPD officer killing of Patrick Lyoya, 26, on April 4. The ACLU urges the GRPD to be transparent and follow through on its initial statement to release this video as soon as possible.
Loren Khogali, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, has this statement:
“Patrick Lyoya should be alive today. As the Lyoya family, community leaders, and activists demand answers, we join their call for the Grand Rapids Police Department to be accountable and release all video related to the killing of Mr. Lyoya. This is tragically another police encounter that resulted in the death of a Black man. As we wait for answers, we must ensure that the community’s constitutional right to protest this tragedy is not met with violence, threats, or intimidation.”
Know your rights while protesting information and booklets available to download and print are at: https://www.aclumich.org/en/know-your-rights/know-your-rights-when-you-protest