Deputy arraigned in GVSU shooting

Deputy arraigned in GVSU shooting

There are 156 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Apr 13, 2009, titled Deputy arraigned in GVSU shooting. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Ottawa County deputy Ryan Huizenga was arraigned in Holland Monday on charges stemming from the shooting of a GVSU student during a marijuana bust.

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Dirty Harry

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Apr 13, 2009
Lets hope the prosecutor has the sense to offer Dep. Huizenga a favorable plea deal so he can keep his job and put this behind him.
Movin Out

Canton, MI

#2 Apr 13, 2009
This is not Breaking News! WoodTV is the lamest!

You think just because you say "Breaking News" it makes it so. Yes...you are the Breaking News Leader! Is that what you wanted to hear? Just because you say "Breaking News" so many lame times, you truely are the leader. But guess what you are really the leader at?
Petey

Pullman, MI

#3 Apr 13, 2009
Give me a break! What about the bone head student?

Since: Feb 09

nowhere

#4 Apr 13, 2009
yea too bad they get special treatment because they work for the "justice" system and he won't get a fair trial, and he will probably only get 8 months tops in jail. they need to call it the "INjustice" system its so crooked, i can't stand it!!
sickoftveight

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Apr 13, 2009
Now can we put this story to rest?????????
copsarejustwrong

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Apr 13, 2009
Its about time
dodo

Madison, WI

#7 Apr 13, 2009
this police officer should not be convicted of any wrong doing. There needs to be an eye opener to the youth and the drugs.... this could wake a few of them up to what could happen. The officer and other officers do not know what awaits them on the other side of the door and in a split second he had to make a choice - he made it - the young man is alive. Doctor's make split second decisioins also and don't go to jail for deaths. Please consideer a desk job for this officer.
Tom

United States

#8 Apr 13, 2009
Take his gun away!
Thanks

Niles, MI

#9 Apr 13, 2009
Deputy Huizenga, thanks for your years of dedication and service to a sometimes thankless profession! God has a plan for you. He is above the politics of this case! God bless you, stay strong.
nunyuh

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Apr 13, 2009
What! Why!
Dirty Harry

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Apr 13, 2009
Lets hope the prosecutor offers a favorable plea bargain so Dep. Huizenga can get on with his career and life!
Caledonia mom

Kalamazoo, MI

#12 Apr 13, 2009
When will the punk college POT HEAD get arraigned ? The idiot that is trying to protray himself the innocent victim. This whole thing is awful, I feel so bad for the officer's family.
Du Bist Tot

Holland, MI

#13 Apr 13, 2009
What a sad day...
And people wonder why the world is going to hell,
A cop doing his job could face prison time because of a mistake. Would it not be better for him to do community service, appologize to the dealer and go on with his life??
Really

United States

#14 Apr 13, 2009
How can the judge, rule without prejudice in this case, when he already said that this deputy had "no criminal intent"? Isn't that for the jury to decide? I hope this isn't a case where, simply because the person is a law enforcement officer, the person is held less responsible than an average citizen. It would surprise me if there is anything more than the figurative slap-on-the-wrist handed down as a sentence.
Joe

Lansing, MI

#15 Apr 13, 2009
Unfortunate. The system isn't perfect, but it does work.

I hope he doesn't lose his certification for this.
Hippie Hater

Wyoming, MI

#16 Apr 13, 2009
"He could face up to 2 years and prison"???

I wish the writer of this story was sent to 5 years and prison!
Zodszoo

New Kensington, PA

#17 Apr 13, 2009
This is C-Rap.
Ted Nugent

United States

#18 Apr 13, 2009
Not saying he was or was not justified... but everyone needs to think about this: If you make a mistake at work, you lose a little money or get written up. If a Police Officer makes a mistake, people get hurt.

We need to cut a little slack on that basis alone.

If he did it with malice, send him to prison.

If he merely made a mistake, treat it as such.
Cathy

West Olive, MI

#19 Apr 13, 2009
This was obviously an accidental discharge of a firearm and given the record of the police officer, it is my feeling he should NOT be given prison time but some other appropriate diciplinary action. There was no malicious intent, and it appears to be an accident. I feel badly that the student was injured, however the police would not have been at his apartment if he had not had drugs on the premises.
Get A Grip

Kalamazoo, MI

#20 Apr 13, 2009
Maybe we can get to the bottom of this now. I still support law enforcement!

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