Grand Rapids fires police officer Schurr following Lyoya’s murder charge

The city of Grand Rapids fired police officer Christopher Schurr, who shot Patrick Lyoya at a traffic stop on April 4 that earned national headlines and resulted in a second-degree murder charge against Schurr.

Schurr has decided to waive his right to a discharge hearing, Grand Rapids city manager Mark Washington said Wednesday.

“… Therefore, I have decided to end Mr. Schurr’s employment relationship with the Grand Rapids Police Department starting June 10, 2022,” Washington said. “Due to the ongoing criminal case and potential civil litigation, I will not provide any additional commentary on Mr. Schurr at this time.

Schurr’s resolution went into effect on Friday when Schurr was charged with second-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $ 100,000 bail.