AKRON — In the video released on Sunday, Eight police officers in Akron, Ohio, were shown to be involved in a shooting that killed an unarmed black man whose body was found dead after being injured by about 60 bullets after escaping from a transportation stop last week. ..
Police played multiple videos at a news conference, one of which was a bullet from a car driven by a 25-year-old Jayland Walker who was being tracked by a police officer. Indicates that was fired.
The video showed that Walker jumped out of the car and escaped from the police. Police say he was facing an officer who believed he was armed at the time. A gun was later recovered from his car.
Walker family lawyer Bobby DiCello warned in a comment released Saturday by the Akron Beacon Journal that the video was "brutal." Walker's relatives are worried that the protest will be violent, he said.
Critics criticize critics for being racially unjust, including the 2020 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which ignited a global protest against police atrocities. Was the latest in the killing of a black man by a US law enforcement agency, says racial injustice.
"We are all prepared for the reaction of the community. One message we have is that the family does not need any more violence," DiCello said. ..
Akron NAACP was planning a peaceful rally at Akron City Hall after a police news conference and video was released on Sunday afternoon.
Walker was declared dead in a fallen parking lot.
DiCello found no evidence that Walker fired his weapon, and police body camera footage showed him running with his back when the policeman shot him down. He said he showed that he was.
"When he stopped by, he was just in the downsprint-I think the count is over 90 shots," DiCello told Beacon Journal. "Currently, the number of these lands has obtained details suggesting 60 to 80 wounds, according to current research."
Bullets can cause both wounds in and out of the body. It wasn't clear how many bullets hit Walker because of his nature, Dicello said.
According to TV station WJW-TV, Walker suffered multiple bullet injuries to his head, torso and legs, and weapons from his car by the Ohio Criminal Bureau, according to a preliminary report from the Inspector's Office. Was recovered. I haven't specified which car it is.
The officers involved in the shooting were put on administrative leave, a statement from the department said.
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