GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Following the Grand Rapids Police Department’s (GRPD) release of several horrific videos documenting the police killing of Congolese father Patrick Lyoya, 26, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU), Greater Grand Rapids NAACP, LINC UP, and Michigan Immigrant Rights Center together grieve with the family and community, and condemn the brutal disregard for Mr. Lyoya’s life. Enough is enough. It is time to put an end to the systemic indifference to Black lives that pervades police culture throughout Grand Rapids, the state, and nation.

Read our full coverage on the killing of Patrick Lyoya below. 

Original Statement: ACLU statement calling for Grand Rapids Police transparency and accountability in the killing of Patrick Lyoya (April 12)

Press Release: A Black Life Ended: Patrick Lyoya, Father, Son Should be Alive Today (April 13)

Op-ed: What Grand Rapids must do to stop needless police shootings (April 20) 

Blog: Why an outside prosecutor must be appointed in the Grand Rapids police killing of Patrick Lyoya (April 21)

Op-ed: Why Grand Rapids Should Release The Name of the Police Officer Who Killed Mr. Lyoya (April 22)

A Timeline: The Killing of Patrick Lyoya and the Grand Rapids Police Department’s History of Abuse