GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 13, 2022) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement after video footage was released today regarding the case of a local police officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya last Monday morning in Grand Rapids:
“I am outraged and heartbroken by the death of Patrick Lyoya, who was fatally shot by police last week. I extend my deepest condolences to his family as they grapple with this tragic loss, and join our community in mourning him.
“Our community is rightfully demanding an accurate and full investigation. I urge all involved to proceed transparently and with sensitivity to the urgency and pain our community is feeling.
“I have been in touch with local faith leaders and others to offer my support and will continue to stay in contact with them as we work through this together.
“Finally, we must work toward effective public safety that serves everyone in our communities so tragedies like these do not continue to happen.”
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