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