Michigan prosecutor to say if officer will face charges in Black man’s killing

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By Brendan O’Brien (Reuters) – A Michigan prosecutor on Thursday will announce whether a white police officer will face criminal charges for shooting and killing a Black man during a traffic stop in Grand Rapids two months ago. Christopher Becker, the Kent County prosecuting attorney, will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. EST to announce if charges are forthcoming against Officer Christopher Schurr in the April 4 death of Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese refugee. The killing outraged members of Lyoya’s family and they have demanded that prosecutors bring charges against Becker. It touche…

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