GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Peter Lyoya took his six children from Congo in 2014 to escape violence. Now he fears he brought them to the U.S. to die.

A Michigan police officer fatally shot his eldest son, 26-year-old Patrick, in the head this month following a traffic stop in Grand Rapids. Video released Wednesday shows a brief foot chase and struggle over the white officer’s Taser before he shoots Patrick Lyoya in the head as the Black man is face down on the ground.

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Lanivan

Two top national experts on law enforcement issues have spoken out against this officer's actions. They believe the situation did not warrant a chase, did not warrant forcing the victim to the ground, and absolutely did not warrant drawing a gun and shooting the victim - laying face-down, unarmed, and posing no immediate threat to the officer - in the head.

They are calling for a charge of manslaughter based on the known facts of the case. Think it will happen?

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