Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Deputy charged in GVSU shooting

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Deputy responsible for shooting a Grand Valley State University student will be formally charged with a crime.

According to Ottawa County Undersheriff Gregory Steigenga, the department was informed this afternoon that the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's office had concluded its review of the case and has authorized a charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death against deputy Ryan Huizenga.

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeffrey Fink believes Huizenga will be arraigned on the charge sometime next week. Classified as a "high court misdemeanor," penalties could include a mixture of probation, incarceration and the possibility of a fine up to $2,000, Fink said. FULL STORY

Rallies at University of Michigan and Michigan State to join GVSU in protesting shooting of student

GRAND RAPIDS -- Students at University of Michigan and Michigan State are joining Grand Valley State University students in protesting the shooting of Derek Copp.

Copp, a 20-year-old GVSU student, was shot in the chest by police last week during the execution of a drug-related search warrant at his off-campus apartment. FULL STORY

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