Derek Copp, GVSU shooting victim
ALLENDALE, Mich. (WZZM)- The attorney representing GVSU student Derek Copp has issued a new statement regarding the amount of drugs found in the 20 year old's Allendale apartment.
Copp was shot last Wednesday when authorities raided his apartment trying to find drugs.
Copp's attorney, Frederick Dilley, issued the following statement about the incident, "I have been asked what drugs may have been seized by those executing the search warrant at Derek Copp's apartment. To my knowledge, the raid resulted in the seizure of a few tablespoonfuls of marijuana, and nothing more," Dilley continues, "The primary concern remains the manner in which this raid was carried out. And the apparent lack of any justification whatsoever for the use of force... much less deadly force in executing a search warrant."
Also today, Grand Valley State University's Student Senate issued a statement regarding the shooting. In it, the students say they will help Copp transition back to student life once he returns. The senate also expressed concern over the way the situation was handled by law enforcement.
The investigation into what happened the night of the shooting continues. The 12 year veteran of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department is on paid administrative leave.