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Jayland Walker's sister and lawyer show a gun recovered from a black man's car that was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic outageAkron, Ohio, policeClaimed that 9} was published.
This was after Akron police released a video on Monday, June 27, shooting a 25-year-old Jayland Walker in a chase that began with an attempt to stop traffic. It is not clear how many shots the eight police officers involved fired, but Walker reportedly suffered more than 60 injuries. The
department also released photos ofpistols, loaded magazines, and apparent wedding rings that police said were found in car seats. According to police, a casing matching the weapon was later found in an area where police believed they fired from the vehicle.
"I never knew he owned any kind of gun. He didn't get it to my attention. He was with him. The last thing I imagined to have with me was a gun, "Walker's sister Jada Walker told ABC's" Good Morning America. " "I haven't seen many publications or things because I don't want to see him in that light. I'm really sad from many black men and many families who have experienced this, even as sisters. You know it's just ... sorry ... it's really difficult. "
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"I don't see any clear evidence that the gun was fired, and more importantly, according to a preliminary death report reviewed by my team. The gun was recovered in the backseat, "said Bobby Dicello, Walkers' leading lawyer. "I need to know how the gun gets into the front seat. With the ring, the cartridge is pulled out and the bullet is there. This looked like a step-by-step photo.
At a press conference, Akron police chief Steve Millet tried to stop Walker's car at around 12:30 am due to unspecified traffic and equipment violations. However, less than a minute after the chase, I heard a shot from the car and the transport department's camera captured what looked like a flash of muzzle from the car.
This changed the nature of the case from "normal traffic outages to current public security issues," he said.
Demonstrators gathered outside Akron City Hall Jayland Walker was shot by police on July 3, 2022 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by MATTHEWHATCHER / AFP via Getty Images)
Police body camera video unfolded after about 6 minutes of tracking is showing. Ascreaming policeman with a gun walksand approaches a slow car rolling over the curb and on the sidewalk. A person wearing a ski mask exits the passenger door and runs towards the parking lot. Police track him for about 10 seconds before firing from multiple directions in a burst of shots that lasts 6 or 7 seconds.
At least one police officer first tried to use a stun gun, but it failed, police said.
Millet said it was difficult to distinguish Walker's behavior in real time on video, but stills show him "down to the waist," another photo shows. It seems to indicate that he is facing the policeman. He said the third photo "captures the forward movement of his arm."
Jada Walker told ABC that he hadn't watched the video of his brother's shooting yet, and the allegations filed by the police "do not match the person I know. He is interested in it. Because it's not him, "he said. Walker's family said police officers continued to fire after he was on the ground.
She said, "I can't accept it at all. I shouldn't say I don't want to, but I can't watch the video he's being shot down ... practice just like aiming I will do it, "she said.
"As you said, we haven't yet got a solid answer as to how an unrecorded person can at best get a speeding ticket using his car. Hmm. Around, "she added. "I have to experience it, see my family mourning. Even my mother, it really hurts."
Shooting protests on Sunday Later that night, police fired 12 tear gas containers to disperse a small number of protesters outside the judiciary center, fully equipped with riots, WKYC-TV reported.
In a statement shared with reporters on Sunday, local police unions believe police officers have an imminent threat of serious harm, and their actions and firing counts are in their training and protocol. He said he believed that it would be justified along. The union said officers were cooperating in the investigation.
Police said more than 60 wounds were found on Walker's body, but further investigations could be made to pinpoint the number of times police officers fired and Walker was attacked. is necessary.
Members of the sheriff division of riot equipment are demonstrators Will gather outside Akron City Hall on July 3, 2022 to protest the killing of Jayland Walker, who was shot by police in Akron, Ohio. 84}
The footage ends with a policeman shootout and does not show what happened next. Millet said he was later sentenced to death, although police officers provided assistance and Walker could be heard saying he was still in a pulse.
The chief said that the policeman firing at someone "needs to be ready to explain what they did and can clarify the specific threat they are facing. It must be. "But he said he was refraining from making judgments about their actions until they said.
State Attorney General Dave Yost pledged a "complete, fair and professional investigation" by the Ohio Criminal Investigation Bureau, saying, "The image of the camera you are wearing is just one view of the big picture. I warned.
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Akron police say police officers violate departmental rules We are conducting another internal investigation to see if we are doing so. Or policy.
The police officers involved in the shooting are on paid leave, which is the standard practice in such cases. According to the department, seven of them are white and one is black. Their years of service at Akron police ranged from one and a half to six years, and no one has a record of disciplinary action, proven complaints or fatal shootings, he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Danielle Wallace is a FoxNews Digital reporter covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to danielle.wallace @ fox.com and Twitter (@danimwallace).