Patrick Ryoya lamented at the funeral as Al Sharpton demanded the name of the policeman who killed him.

Music was played in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and civil rights activist Al Sharpton gave an enthusiastic speech at Patrick Ryoya, a black man shot dead by a white police officer, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. When the family shed tears. ..

Sharpton concentrated much of his remarks on the police officer who shot Ryoya during the traffic outage on April 4.

“We want his name, how much we dare to have the name of the person who killed this person,” Sharpton told a crowd of about 1,000 at the Church of the Renaissance God of Christ.

“Every time a young black man or woman is arrested in this town, you put their name everywhere in the news. Every time we suspect something, you put our name there. I’ll put it out, “he said. “How do you have the name of the man who killed this man? I want his name!”

Patrick Ryoya's body arrives at the church of the Renaissance god of Christ

Patrick Ryoya’s body arrives at the Church of the Renaissance God in Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a funeral on Friday. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

“If a police officer kills someone with a videotape he holds and shoots his head, and the grand jury does not accuse him of not knowing his name, you are now setting a legal precedent. Do you? “Sharpton continued. “We are not going to set a precedent for that.”

Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer who works with the Ryoya family, passionately states: Police officers escalated a simple derogatory traffic stop into a deadly execution, where they shot the younger brother behind his head. “

A 26-year-old black man, originally from Congo, died when a white Grand Rapids police officer shot behind his head after a struggle on the ground. The image of the body camera is shown. A police officer who decided not to name him unless accused pulled Ryoya for a tag that didn’t match his car.

The incident that occurred earlier this month was captured by a variety of video sources. Police have released footage of body cameras and dash cams, as well as mobile phones and home surveillance videos.

Ryoya’s family lawyer said Tuesday that an independent autopsy showed that he had been shot in the back of his head. Dr. Werner Spitz, a member of the autopsy team who spoke this week, said he believed that the gun was pressed against Ryoya’s head when it was fired. Official autopsy reports from the Chief Coroner of Kent County have not yet been released to the public.

Patrick Lyoya supporters and family

Patrick Ryoya’s supporters and family, including his mother Dorcus Ryoya (second from right), listen to speakers during the rally in Lansing, Michigan (Scott Olson / Getty Images).

Incorporating elements of African-American and Congolese culture, this service included speeches, songs and dances. A man who said he was Ryoya’s brother sang the original song.

His parents looked at the ceremony without speaking, with a sad face.

As for Sharpton and Crump, they again took advantage of the Russian war in Ukraine and compared it to what happened to Ryoya.

“World leaders can blame Russian soldiers for shooting unarmed civilians in Ukraine, but refuse to blame police officers for shooting unarmed black civilians in Grand Rapids, Michigan. If it’s wrong to do it in, it’s wrong to do it in Grand Rapids, “Crump said.

“From Ukraine to Grand Rapids, we have to stand up for the victims,” ​​Sharpton said.

According to family lawyers, Ryoya emigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United States in 2014.His father Told the Associated Press In an interview, they left Congo to escape the violence there.

During an incident with police in Grand Rapids earlier this month, police officers rode on unarmed Ryoya and shot face down on the ground in a battle over the policeman’s taser gun.

Grand Rapids police officer holds Patrick Ryoya's shirt

Just before a Grand Rapids police officer grabs Patrick Ryoya’s shirt while traffic is stopped and Ryoya is shot dead by a police officer. (Distribution via Grand Rapids Police / Reuters)

In the footage, Ryoya is seen leaving his car after being pulled because civil rights lawyer Ben Crump said it was a “minor traffic outage.” When the policeman arrives, he tells Ryoya to “return to the car.” Instead, Ryoya closes the door and asks why he needs to get his information.

“Do you have a driver’s license, do you speak English?” The officer asks. Ryoya opens the driver’s door and asks the passengers in the car to get a license. While waiting for it, he closes the door and begins to leave. At that time, the officer chased him.

Before the deadly shot, the officer’s body cam footage was turned off. Eric Winstrom, the Chief of the Grand Rapids Police Department, said it happened when the button was pressed for 3 seconds and seemed to be unintentionally deactivated during a fight.

Crump sought to investigate officers associated with the Michigan Attorney General.

According to Grand Rapids police, unidentified police officers have not been charged, but they are on paid leave and police authority has been suspended. Lawyers require him to be dismissed and prosecuted throughout the law of murder.