FRIDAY: FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PATRICK LYOYA, THE UNARMED BLACK MAN KILLED BY A GRAND RAPIDS POLICE OFFICER DURING A TRAFFIC STOP, TO BE HELD IN MICHIGAN AS THE FAMILY REQUESTS REV. AL SHARPTON DELIVER HIS EULOGY WITH A CALL TO ACTION BY ATTORNEY BENJAMIN CRUMP—
National Action Network (NAN) to help cover funeral costs for 26-year-old Congolese immigrant whose death was caught on cellphone video. Benjamin Crump, the Attorney General for Black America, leading the charge for justice.
New York, NY (Monday, April 18, 2022) – The family of Patrick Lyoya has asked civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton to deliver the eulogy for their son this Friday after the unarmed Black man was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Grand Rapids, Mich. Benjamin Crump, America’s Trial Attorney for Justice, is representing the Lyoya family and will make a call to action during the services.
Cellphone video by a passenger in Lyoya’s car shows the officer shooting the 26-year-old in the back of the head on April 4th while on his hands and knees, facing the ground. The Grand Rapids Police Department released the disturbing video nine days later, sparking national outrage. Lyoya moved to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2014 and tirelessly worked to support his family. Rev. Sharpton and the National Action Network have vowed to help the family cover his funeral costs.
Friday, April 22nd
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network, Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Crump, The Family of Patrick Lyoya
Renaissance Church of God in Christ
1001 33rd Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender. For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.
About Ben Crump Law
Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit bencrump.com