Akron, Ohio, a city in the Midwestern United States, supports residents' reaction to the release of police body camera footage of a young black man's shooting on Sunday. ..
Police tried to stop 25-year-old Jayland Walker last week for a traffic and equipment breach. They easily chased him in his car, and then Walker ran away from his car. He was reportedly shot by police at least 60 times.
Walker's family lawyer, Bobby Dicello, told the newspaper of theBeacon Journalthat the video was "brutal" and Walker's body was full of bullets.
A local church minister, Rev. Roderick Pounds, told a group of protesters Friday that he saw this video that Walker's body was "covered from face to knee." Told.
Walker's shooting is one of the recent killings by a black male police officer.
The killing of George Floyd, an African-American in Minneapolis in 2020, when a white police officer pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for a few minutes, spurred a global demonstration.