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Ohio police have shot dozens of fleeing black men, lawyers say

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Jason Lange and Jonathan Landay

Attorney Bobby DiCello holds up a photograph of Jayland Walker, the man who was shot dead by Akron Police on June 25, as he speaks on behalf of the Walker family during a press conference at St. Ashworth Temple in Akron, Ohio, Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Attorney Bobby Dicello will hold up 2022 A photo of Jayland Walker being shot dead by Akron police on June 25, speaking on behalf of the Walker family at a press conference at St. Ashworth Temple in Akron, Ohio, Thursday, June 30, 2014.Photo: Jeff Lange / USA Today Network/Reuters

Police are a black man in Ohio, Jay. Killed Landwalker. A family lawyer quoted a review of police-wearing camera footage scheduled to be released on Sunday by shooting him dozens of times when he fled the police following a traffic outage. Said.

In a comment released Saturday by Akron Beacon Journal, lawyer Bobby Dicello described the video as "brutal," and Walker's relatives protested this weekend. He said he was worried that he would be violent.

US law critics say the shooting is unjustified, including the 2020 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which ignited police atrocities and global protests against race. The latest fraud in the killing of a black man by law enforcement agencies.

"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 police said Walker, 25, shot a gun at a police officer who was chasing him. They will be releasing body camera footage following a press conference on Sunday hours before the protest march is scheduled.

"Protest is a way to cry," said Rodderick Pounds Sr., pastor of Akron's Second Baptist Church, in a pre-release video at a Saturday prayer rally. ..

Pound refused to elaborate on the "graphic video the world is about to watch," but he called the footage "shocking" and Walker was shot down like a minister. He said he sometimes showed that he did not pose a threat. It is likened to a "genocide".

"It's barbaric," Pond said in an interview with local television station WEWS-TV. "I see tomorrow."

Officials said a fatal conflict began when police officers tried to stop Walker for a traffic violation while Walker was driving early Monday morning. Said that. Walker has escaped, according to Akron police. Police officers reported that a gun was fired from Walker's car.

A few minutes later, Walker got out of the car and ran, and policemen chased him on foot and fired, saying he had shown a "fatal threat." Tuesday.

Walker was declared dead in the parking lot where he fell. Police representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Saturday.

DiCello found no evidence that Walker fired a weapon, and police body camera footage showed that the policeman was running with his back when he shot him down. He said he was.

"When he was dropped, 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 enter and leave the body. It wasn't clear how many bullets hit Walker, as it could cause both wounds, Dicello said.

Television station WJW-TV, according to a preliminary report from the coroner's office, Walker suffered multiple gunshot wounds on his head, torso, and legs from his car by the Ohio Crime Investigation Bureau. He said the weapon had been recovered. Although it didn't specify which car.

Pound told WEWS that Walker "he didn't have a weapon when he was shot." It was in his car.

According to the Beacon Journal, what made the tragedy even worse was that Walker's fiancé died in a car accident last month.

Police officers involved in the shooting were put on leave during the investigation, the ministry's statement said.

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