“This is not a message. This is just based on on facts and compose decision in this case,” Kent County Attorney Christopher Becker told reporters on Thursday, referring to the prosecution.
Becker said he did with Leuyi family and sent them a letter in them native Swahili.
Ben Crump, Attorney for Lei family, in a statement called decision make accusations” step in right direction”.
“We are encouraged by the opinion of lawyer Christopher Becker. decision indict Christopher Schurr for cruel killing of Patrick Ley, which we all witnessed when the video was published in public’, said Crump.
“Officer Schurr”, he added”should be held accountable for his decision chase down an unarmed Patrick, eventually shooting him in in back of in head as well as killing his — for nothing more than a traffic stop.
In a statement, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel praised Becker and the state police. for “exhaustive review spent these last two months.”
“Now we must respect the legal process and allow data of case to be presented in court, he added.
Becker said that Schurr turned in and is likely to be arraigned on Friday.
In May Becker announced he sought guidance from outside experts before deciding whether to charge the officer. city of Grand Rapids stationed officer on paid leave and suspended his police powers after the shooting.
Leia, 26, was pulled out over from Schurr for supposedly unregistered license plate. Leya received out of in car and ran. He resisted Shurr’s attempt arrest him, and the officer shot him when they were both on earth when shurr fought for control of Lei.
At the time of her escape from Shurr, Leia had three outstanding warrants, and an autopsy showed that his blood alcohol concentration was below normal. more than three times legal limit.
death led to protests in Grand Rapids, where other interactions between police and residents have attracted media examination in a city with a history of tension between black residents and the police.
The shooting prompted the state civil rights agency to renew the request. for pattern-and-practice Department of Justice investigation into the Grand Rapids Police Department, just one a mounth later new police chief took office.
County Medical Examiner office released his autopsy results in early May, and the Grand Rapids Police Department released dispatch reports and reports written by officers. who answered the shot in end of April.
The radio communications accompanying the computer’s dispatch log and redacted incident reports reset some light on the moments before and after the officer shot Leah.
Radio communications and other recordings released by the Grand Rapids Police Department. show Officer who who shot Leya told his superiors after the shooting that Leya had “my stun gun”.
Schurr notified his dispatcher that he stopped the tan car around 8:11 am. He told the dispatcher that one the man was running from the stop after about 75 seconds and asked for more officers should respond approximately two minutes after the stop. Schurr told the dispatcher that he was “involved in in shooting” about four minutes after the initial stop. The dispatcher said that the ambulance services were on their way about 11 seconds after that.
Leia was driving on revoked license at the time of transport stop. His license was revoked in March because of third conviction for substance abuse in 10 years, according to public records. He had three open orders at the time. of traffic stop, according to CNN review of government records.
CNN’s Laura Lee, Virginia Langmaid, Pervaiz Shallwani, Samantha Beach, Rob Frese, Jennifer Henderson, Omar Jimenez, Artemis Moshtagian, Christina Sgueglia, Amy Simonson, Laura Studley, and Keely Westhoff contributed to this report.