TOMORROW: PATRICK LYOYA, THE UNARMED BLACK MAN KILLED BY A GRAND RAPIDS POLICE OFFICER DURING A TRAFFIC STOP, TO BE LAID TO REST AS REV. AL SHARPTON DELIVERS EULOGY AT FAMILY’S REQUEST, CALL TO ACTION TO BE MADE BY ATTORNEY BENJAMIN CRUMP—
Services come as noted independent forensic expert confirms the 26-year-old was fatally shot in the back of the head by cop while facing the ground, no signs of struggle before the brutal killing
**Services will be open press with satellite feed available below**
New York, NY (Thursday, April 21, 2022) – Funeral services will be held in Michigan for Patrick Lyoya, who was brutally executed by a Grand Rapids police officer during a traffic stop earlier this month. Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy at the request of the Lyoya family. Benjamin Crump, American’s Trial Lawyer for Justice who is representing the family, will deliver a call to action.
Lyoya will be laid to rest just days after renowned forensic expert Dr. Werner Spitz’s independent autopsy confirmed the 26-year-old died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Cellphone video from the April 4 traffic stop showed the officer putting the gun to Lyoya’s head as he faced the ground before shooting. Dr. Spitz’s review found no other wounds on Lyoya, indicating there was no struggle before the officer fired his weapon.
Friday, April 22nd
10 a.m. press check in; 11 a.m. services
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
The funeral will be open press, with TV pooling available at the below satellite coordinates: Galaxy 17 transponder 22 KU band Slot 4. Uplink: 14434.75 Horizontal; downlink: 12134.75 Vertical. Symbol Rate: 2.800, Data Rate 6.7824. The official broadcast window tomorrow will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mult-box access available upon request and first come basis. For any inquiries about the pool please contact [email protected]
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