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Akron prepares for protest after police shoot black delivery driver Jayland Walker more than 60 times

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Akron, Akron Police Station, Ohio, Protest, Police Shooting

Akron, a city in northeastern Ohio, has canceled a public event on the upcoming weekend in protest against the killing of a young black man by police.

Dump trucks were located across the streets of downtown Block traffic on friday And the public festival was canceled prior to the expected mass protest in response to Akron police killing black delivery driver Jayland Walker earlier this week.

Late Monday night, 25-year-old Walker was shot dead for a traffic violation on suspicion of a traffic violation, turned into a car and foot chase, and ended with a police bullet hail.

“While the vehicle was still in motion, the suspect ran away from the vehicle on foot,” says Akron Police Station. (APD) Statement regarding the event From Tuesday morning. “Police officers tracked the suspect with their feet to arrest them. The suspect rushed north to a nearby parking lot. Due to the suspect’s actions, police officers made him fatal to them. Recognized as threatening. In response to this threat, police officers fired firearms and beat the suspect. “
That was what their statement did not mention Eight officers fired more than 90 shells at Walker, of which at least 60 attacked his body... According to WKYCLooking at the photo of the autopsy on Wednesday, the wounds on the bullet covered the front of his body, from his face to his feet.

A gun was found in Walker’s car, but he wasn’t armed when police shot him.

According to APD, the police officers involved are on leave until the results of an internal investigation are available.

“An unknown police officer familiar with shootings said,” The use of forced cases is always ugly. ” I told WKYC on Wednesday.. “This case is 10 times more ugly.”

Akron Police Chief Steve Millet and Mayor Dan Holrigan are expected to “provide details” at a press conference scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Walker’s family is expected to be shown the footage first.

On Thursday, Walker’s family held a presser where they gave details about the victims.

“Jayland was a sweet and young man. He didn’t cause any problems. I don’t know what happened, so I want to know.” His aunt said, Raphana Warcard Dawkins. She said he was working at DoorDash and had no criminal record other than a traffic ticket.

A small group of protesters gathered outside APD headquarters on Thursday and Friday blocked traffic with signs stating “Jayland’s Justice” and “Jayland’s Life is Important.”

“This is absolutely ridiculous,” said Russell Fennell, a city resident. I told Akron Beacon Journal In protest. “I did it because they knew they could escape with it. For me, this is worse than George Floyd.”

“Racism is racism. At Akron, I don’t think it’s going to go away,” he added.

The city of 190,000 is located in northeastern Ohio and is the headquarters of four major tire manufacturers, earning it the name “Rubber Capital of the World” in the 20th century.

However, the region is also a hotbed of racism and resistance, once owning the largest branch of the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group in any county in the United States, where whites lynched in 1900 and 1968. I saw a riot caused by a white man trying to do it. By a black man detained by police and a black resident refusing to patrol radical police in the neighborhood.



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