GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Patrick Lyoya dying investigation is gaining much more nationwide consideration now that the officer concerned faces a second-degree homicide cost.
Christopher Schurr made his first court docket look Friday afternoon earlier than posting bond and leaving jail inside a matter of hours.
Schurr’s attorneys say they won’t take a deal they usually plan to take the case to trial.
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FOX 17 talked with Sarissa Montague, a prison protection lawyer based mostly out of Kalamazoo. Like many, she has watched this case unfold from the second Schurr shot and killed Lyoya.
“It is a powerful course of and it is difficult and it may go on for a while as a result of that is how the method works,” stated Montague.
She says the case is exclusive as a result of the potential jury pool was and goes to be uncovered.
“I am positive each the protection and the prosecutor will go into the case anticipating that it will likely be troublesome to choose a jury based mostly on the media consideration that this case has obtained, however till the time comes… nobody’s going to know if it may be arduous or if it may be simpler than anticipated,” Montague added.
All through her profession, Montague has labored a prison case the place she was defending a police officer. She says choosing a jury on this case could possibly be powerful as a result of it is the group Schurr works in.
“The emotional part of the case, the response by the group to the case, is detrimental. You recognize, clearly the detrimental feelings that persons are feeling due to this case, that’s going to be one thing that the protection and the prosecutor additionally think about,” she added. “Total, there are constitutional rights in place they usually must be adhered to. Permit the method to work by.”
Schurr is anticipated again in court docket June 21 for a possible trigger listening to.
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