Black man shot in back of head by Michigan police, independent autopsy says

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2022
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A Black man who waskilled by a Grand Rapids, Michigan police officer during a traffic stop earlier this month was shot in the back of the head, a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy said on Tuesday.

During a news conference in Detroit, forensic pathologist Werner Spitz and attorneys for the family of Patrick Lyoya said the autopsy found the 26-year-old was shot once and that the police officer held his gun to the back of the his head.

"That is now scientific evidence of this tragic killing where...

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