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$100,000 bond set for Grand Rapids police officer charged in death of Patrick Lyoya

 Video captured by an officer's dash cam showed an unnamed police officer talking to Patrick Lyoya shortly after pulling him over for improper registration of his car.
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Video captured by an officer's dash cam showed an unnamed police officer talking to Patrick Lyoya shortly after pulling him over for improper registration of his car.

A Kent County judge has set a $100,000 bond for a Grand Rapids police officer charged with second-degree murder.

Officer Christopher Schurr is charged in the death of Patrick Lyoya.

Lyoya was on the ground when Schurr shot him in the back of the head following a traffic stop and a struggle on April 4. Schurr is white. Lyoya was Black.

In court Friday, livestreamed by WOOD TV-8, defense attorney Mark Dodge requested a low bond. He claimed Schurr is not guilty of a crime.

“The defense submits that Officer Schurr on this charge was justified in his use of force in this episode and is not guilty.”

The judge on Friday also entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of Schurr. Schurr is due back in court on June 21.

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