정부. Whitmer race impacted by fatal shooting, former police chief says 'she's not a real friend of policing'

민주당 정부. 그레첸 휘트 머 issued a 성명서 Wednesday calling for atransparent, independent investigationinto the shooting of Patrick Lyoya who was killed on April 4 after a traffic stop. She said she spoke to Lyoya’s family andour hearts are with them and the Grand Rapids community who are dealing with unimaginable pain and loss.

He had his whole life ahead of him,” she said of Lyoya.

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Whitmer’s personal outreach to Lyoya’s family stood out to James Craig, the former Detroit Police Chief.

Craig told Fox News Digital he can’t recall any time when Whitmer called him when one of his officers died in the line the duty, whereas he’d get calls from former Gov. Rick Snyder, FBI Director Christopher Wray and former Attorney General William Barr to offer condolences.

James Craig, the former Detroit Police Chief, is a Republican running to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan.

James Craig, the former Detroit Police Chief, is a Republican running to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan. (게티 이미지)

I can’t remember one time where I’ve ever gotten a call from the governor expressing sorrow or support,” Craig told Fox News Digital. “Not one. 운수 나쁘게, I’ve had to deal with several officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Craig, a Republican who is challenging Whitmer for governor, said the contrast of outreachfeels political to me.He said Whitmer may have reached out to the Detroit mayor in those circumstances — he doesn’t know — but he says a governor should call the chiefs directly andshould be at the funeralfor the fallen.

As far as I’m concerned, she’s not a real friend of policing,” Craig told Fox News Digital.

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A spokesman for Whitmer, Bobby Leddy, didn’t comment on whether the governor called Craig directly, but he said thatwhen a member of law enforcement dies in the line of duty, Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist II immediately turn their attention to the families and loved ones.

The governor’s office provided 11 examples when the Whitmer administration lowered flags across the state and issued statements of condolences for fallen police officers and firefighters, including Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain.

Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist II have called family members or met with them at funerals to offer their deepest condolences and the assistance of the state of Michigan as they go through an unimaginable loss,” Leddy said in a statement. “Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist also lower the flags across the state in honor of fallen law enforcement or firefighters, and the flag is presented to the families.

At least three Detroit police officers died while Craig was chief and Whitmer was governor, 에 따르면 “The Officer Down Memorial Pagethat tracks police deaths.

Grand Rapids police released video this week of the shooting of Lyoya, which has sparked protests in Grand Rapids and demands for justice from his family who want the officer who killed their son criminally charged. They’ve said the shooting toback of the headwas an unjustified use of fatal force and tantamount to anexecution.

USFL, Generals-Stallions 취임 게임에서 헬멧 캠 데뷔, a 26-year-old man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was shot and killed by an officer on April 4.

USFL, Generals-Stallions 취임 게임에서 헬멧 캠 데뷔, a 26-year-old man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was shot and killed by an officer on April 4. (Grand Rapids Police Department)

장교, a White man who has not been identified, allegedly pulled Lyoya over on the morning of April 4 because his car’s tags didn’t belong to the vehicle.

Lyoya, who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, got out of the car before the officer could reach him, according to the footage from police. The officer asked for his license and told him to get back in the car, but Lyoya refused, then started running away.

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According to the video released by police, after a brief foot chase, the officer grabbed Lyoya and the two started struggling for the officer’s Taser. The Taser was deployed twice, but didn’t make contact, 경찰에 따르면. After about two minutes, the video shows the officer pulled his handgun and shot Lyoya once in the head, killing him.

After struggling over a Taser, the officer pulled his handgun and shot Patrick Lyoya once in the head.

After struggling over a Taser, the officer pulled his handgun and shot Patrick Lyoya once in the head. (Grand Rapids Police Department)

You see a police officer escalate a minor traffic stop into a deadly execution,” Lyoya family attorney Benjamin Crump said Thursday of the videos.

Whitmer’s statement after the shooting said prosecutors will consider the evidence, follow the law andtake appropriate action on charges.

Justice is foundational to safety, and without justice, we are all less safe,” 그녀가 말했다.

Whitmer’s office also provided background information on her efforts to enact criminal justice reformsprioritize public safety.

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon drew praise from American Conservative Union President Matt Schlapp at the Dallas CPAC conference over the weekend.

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon drew praise from American Conservative Union President Matt Schlapp at the Dallas CPAC conference over the weekend. (Tyler Olson/Fox News)

Another GOP challenger to Whitmer, Tudor Dixon, put out a statement in support of the police officer, saying Lyoya refused to comply with officer, “chose to take controlof the officer’s Taser andto physically and aggressively resist.

She blasted Whitmer for takingthe side of the criminaland said she’d expect nothing less from the “경찰을 탕감하다” 파티. Dixon also criticized herRepublican opponents” ...에 대한 “cowering in fearand issuingmealy-mouthed ‘let’s wait and seestatements.

I stand unequivocally with the police officer and our law enforcement officers in general,” Dixon said in a statement.

Craig, 하나, backs Whitmer’s call for an investigation and said he doesn’t know all the facts to say whether the officer acted appropriately — and neither does Dixon.

It would betotally improper for me, without knowing all the facts, to say everything that happened in this instance was proper.

폭스 뉴스’ Paul Best contributed to this report.

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