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Ohio police fired dozens of times and killed unarmed Jayland Walker after pursuit, police video show

In a video released on Sunday, eight police officers in Akron, Ohio, found about 60 injured after fleeing a transportation stop last week, an unarmed black man. Was shown to be involved in the shooting that killed him.

Police played several videos at a press conference, one of which shows gunshots being fired from a car driven by Jayland Walker. I tried to stop Walker's car early on Monday due to unspecified traffic and equipment violations, but within a minute of pursuit I heard a firing sound from the car. The transport department camera shot what looked like a flash of muzzle from the vehicle.

After a few minutes, the car slowed down, and Walker wore a ski mask and came out of the still-moving car and ran away on foot.

Authorities said a casing was found that matched the weapon when a pistol, loaded magazine, and wedding ring were found in the seat, and then when police believed there was ammunition from the vehicle. ..

After failing to use the stun device, foot tracking continues to the parking lot, at which point the bullet crescendo is heard in the video.

(Warning: Video contains graphic footage)

Watch | Ohio Police Body camera video showing Jayland Walker's shooting:Ohio Akron police shot and killed Jayland Walker, an unarmed black man. The body camera image shown is released. Walker reportedly suffered as many as 60 gunshot wounds.

Walker lawyer Bobby Dicello told reporters Sunday that he was "extremely worried" about police allegations that Walker fired from his car to a police officer. ". And he emphasized that his violent death had no justification.

"They want to turn him into a masked monster with a gun," Dicello said. "Ask you what makes sense because he's running away. Shoot him down. No, that's not rational."


Millet says he's watched the video dozens of times, Walker's action is indistinguishable, but stills seem to indicate he's "down" on his waist And another photo shows him facing the officer, and the third photo "captures the forward movement of his arm."

After the shooting, the police officers who fired were away, and the investigators who arrived guided the scene individually, Miett said.

"Each independent officer was involved in the feeling that Mr Walker turned around and moved to the firing position," he said.

At a press conference on Sunday, Akron police chief Stephen Millet needs to explain to journalists and police officers involved need to explain their actions. Yes, an account. (Gaelen Morse / Reuters)

Mylett tells a policeman who fires at someone "must be ready to explain what they did and how they did. We need to be able to identify specific threats. " I was facing. And they need to be retained for explanation.

But he said he was refraining from making judgments about their actions until they said. He said the union president told him that everything was "fully cooperating" with the investigation.

Police said more than 60 wounds were found on 's body, but to accurately determine the number of rounds fired by eight police officers and the number of times Walker was attacked, Further investigation is needed. Officers provided assistance, and you can hear him say he still had a pulse, Millet said, but he was declared dead on the scene.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has vowed to "complete, fair and professional investigation." He warned, "The image of the camera you are wearing is just one view of the big picture. You need to do a full review before you can draw any conclusions."

Police officers involved in the shooting were put on paid leave, which is the standard practice in such cases.

Police accountability

Walker's family seeks peace as well as accountability, their lawyers said after the city released a video of the shooting.

DiCello said police fired after Walker landed on the ground and police handcuffed him before attempting first aid.

"The way we reached this by pursuit is beyond me," Dicello said, adding that Walker's family didn't know why he fled the police.

Demonstrators will march in Akron on Sunday, the fourth day of protests in Ohio over the killing of Walker. (Gaelen Morse / Reuters)

Walker was saddened by the recent death of his fiancé, but his family showed no further signs of concern, Dicello said. rice field.

"He was sad, but he got over it," Dicello said. He said he wasn't sure if the ring found near the gun belonged to Walker.

 NAACP The Civil Rights Organization's local branch held a rally at Akron City Hall on Sunday afternoon to protest the death of Walker in the city. We have reached the 4th day. ..

Critics say critics are racist and unjust, including George Floyd's 2020 killing in Minneapolis, which ignited a global protest against police atrocities. Was the latest in the killing of a black man by US law enforcement agencies and racial injustice.