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Michigan cop charged with murder for shooting black man Patrick Loyola is seen in his mug shot

A Grand Rapids, Michigan police chief recommends that a white officer charged with second-degree murder for killing a black man in a chaotic traffic be suspended and eventually fired as the officer is arraigned Friday.

Prosecutors also uncovered a new mugshot of Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr, who surrendered to authorities on Thursday.

Schurr will be formally charged at 1:30 p.m. Friday after Kent County prosecutor Chris Becker announced on Thursday that he was determined that Schurr was not acting in self-defense and intended to kill when he shot Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old black man. .

Schurr shot Lyoya in the back of the head as they struggled after Lyoya tried to flee a traffic stop on April 4.

Also on Thursday, Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom said he would present his recommendation to the city, but the decision will ultimately rest with city manager Mark Washington.

If Washington agrees to Winstrom’s recommendation, Schurr will be suspended without pay and then Washington will decide whether Schurr will be fired.

The police chief said his department had not received the Michigan State Police’s investigation into the death of the shooting, but based his decision on the prosecutor’s assessment of the investigation, as well as the video of Lyoya’s death and the interview with the prosecutor. internal affair with Schurr. MLive.com reported

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Prosecutors also revealed a new mugshot of Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr days after his arrest

Prosecutors also revealed a new mugshot of Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr days after his arrest

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom (pictured) said he would submit a letter to the city manager recommending that Officer Schurr be suspended and fired without pay

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom (pictured) said he would submit a letter to the city manager recommending that Officer Schurr be suspended and fired without pay

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who spoke out on the case, characterized the charges in a statement as a step forward.

“We are heartened by attorney Christopher Becker’s decision to indict Christopher Schurr for the brutal murder of Patrick Lyoya, which we all witnessed when the video footage was released to the public,” Crump said.

“While the road to justice for Patrick and his family has just begun, this decision is a critical step in the right direction. Agent Schurr must be held accountable for his decision to pursue an unarmed Patrick, eventually shooting him in the back of the head and killing him—for nothing more than a traffic jam.”

Schurr had arrested Lyoya because he said the license plates on his car did not match the vehicle.

City police released footage of the shooting taken shortly afterwards from the dashboard of the officer’s police car, his body-worn camera and a neighbor’s surveillance camera.

Grand Rapids Police Officer Christopher Schurr.  He was charged Thursday with second-degree murder for the murder of Patrick Lyoya

Grand Rapids Police Officer Christopher Schurr. He was charged Thursday with second-degree murder for the murder of Patrick Lyoya

Bodycam footage of the shooting showing the Schurr grabbing Lyoya during the April traffic stop

Bodycam footage of the shooting showing the Schurr grabbing Lyoya during the April traffic stop

The footage shows Lyoya, a resident of the Democratic Republic of Congo, getting out of the car on a rainy street off Griggs and Nelson SE, seemingly confused and asking, ‘What have I done?’ while the officer repeatedly asks for a driver’s license and orders him to get back into the vehicle.

‘I’m stopping you, do you have a permit? Do you have a driver’s license, do you speak English?’ he asks.

Lyoya confirms in the video that he speaks English and opens the driver’s door while talking to his passenger.

He then closes his door, turns his back to the officer and appears to walk away.

‘No, no, no, stop, stop,’ hears the officer say and puts his hands on Lyoya’s shoulder.

Lyoya pushes back at the officer and then starts running until the officer catches him to the ground.

He and the cop struggle in front of several houses as Lyoya’s passenger got out and watched.

The officer repeatedly orders Lyoya to “release” his taser and at one point asks, “Drop the taser!”

It’s not clear from any of the videos if or when Lyoya tried to grab the agent’s taser, but the agent heard him yell to release the device, which deployed twice, but didn’t hit anyone, officials said.

Schurr's body-camera footage of the incident shows him pressing Lyoya's head to the ground in the moments before the shooting

Schurr’s body-camera footage of the incident shows him pressing Lyoya’s head to the ground in the moments before the shooting

An image from Lyoya's autopsy report showing the trajectory of the single bullet that killed him

An image from Lyoya’s autopsy report showing the trajectory of the single bullet that killed him

At this point, the officer’s body camera suddenly shuts off.

Additional video footage — from the neighbor’s doorbell security system, the dashcam in the officer’s vehicle and a bystander’s cell phone — captures different angles of the incident.

Schurr and Lyoya can be seen in the alternate footage going back to a standing position while fighting and then going back to the ground.

In the final moments before the gunshot, the officer was on top of Lyoya, sometimes kneeling on his back to contain him.

The officer points his weapon at the back of Lyoya’s head and a shot is heard.

Multiple officers arrived within 10 minutes and attempted to resuscitate Lyoya.

Just then, a sergeant rolled over Lyoya and found the officer’s taser and his bodycam, according to a report reviewed by CNN.

Audio from a community center surveillance camera also captured the sound of the officer shooting Lyoya in the back of the head.

Lawyers for Lyoya’s family have called the death an “execution.”

About 1,000 people attended Lyoya’s funeral, where Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a fervent eulogy on April 22.

Schurr has been a police officer since 2015. His personnel file shows no complaints about excessive force but high praise for traffic jams and foot chases that have led to arrests and the seizure of weapons and drugs.

The shooting turned into an immediate crisis for Chief Winstrom, who was commander in Chicago before taking charge in Grand Rapids in early March.

At a community forum in April, Winstrom said he wanted to put more emphasis on officers who know how to turn down the heating in tense situations.

“I guarantee we can do more,” he said. “Actually, that’s one of the things I’ve already asked my colleagues to say, ‘Hey, I need some curriculum because we’re going to upgrade it.'”

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