Protestors Demand Video Of Grand Rapids Police Shooting That Kill Patrick Lyoya

The Royal Black Panther Party Grand Rapids organized the march to the commission’s meeting at City Hall. Protesters chanted “Black lives matter,” “No justice, no peace” and “Say his name: Patrick” as they streamed into City Hall, The Grand Rapids Press reported.

The chants could be heard nine floors up in commission chambers, where the panel met for the first time since a Grand Rapids police officer killed Patrick Lyoya on April 4.

Grand Rapids police have not revealed what the video shows. A few hours before the march and the meeting, Police Chief Eric Winstrom announced he would release footage of the fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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