Jayland Walker shooting video one of the facts revealed in Akron police killings – This detail is one of the facts that came to light in the murder of Jayland Walker, a man who died after fleeing the police during a regular traffic blackout last Monday. At a press conference on Sunday, police released body camera video of the chase and shooting, showing police actions, but deepening many questions about his death and are still investigating.
A 25-year-old black man, killed by police officers last week in Akron, Ohio, was injured in more than 60 shots but was unarmed at the time, the police chief said Sunday. Mr Walker has a parking violation ticket and no criminal record. Police initially said they tried to stop him due to equipment and traffic violations.
According to police, eight police officers directly involved in the shooting were dismissed according to department guidelines. Police said at a news conference that a gun was later found by Walker and cartridge casings were found where he said he had shot. This corresponds to the gun found by Mr. Walkers.
In the photo released by police, there is a gun on the seat and a gold ring. Walker’s girlfriend recently died in a car accident. Walker’s attorney, Bobby Dicello, said Walker had just been handed a gun.
“Jayland is not familiar with firearms and I don’t know if it was fired by accident,” he said. “But when the police found the bullet in the car after his death, he didn’t find it in the gun.”
At the press conference, police did not discuss whether the gun was unloaded in the car, but said the magazine was in the seat. As the chase continued (more than 7 minutes), police said Walker slowed down in the footage.
(Walker’s car reached speeds of over 50 mph while driving in a residential area.) Seconds later, Walker put on his ski mask, got out of the car, and began to flee on foot. Tracking was easy, and the footage appears to show the line of police officers carrying Mr. Walker, drew a gun, and shouted at the nearest parking lot.
Police officers initially used a taser gun, but police said it was useless. Seconds later, a policeman shot and Walker fell to the ground. After the video was released, hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Akron, demanding Walker’s justice, condemning police atrocities, and Walker’s family urging the public to maintain peace.
In the video, at several points explosions are heard and police officers report gunfire from Mr. Wanderers.
The shot itself is not featured in the footage, but at the press conference, footage from outside the car showing a muzzle flash of Mr. Wanderers are shown. Stephen L. Millet, Akron’s police chief, said he was not aware of the total number of shots Walker had fired.
He could not confirm the exact number of bullets that hit him (although he did mention the injuries reported by the Coroner), but he described the number as “very high.”
Millet’s secretary said that the police thought that Mr. Walker immediately turned to the police and started moving towards his “west area”. However, the police chief confirmed that Walker was unarmed after he fled the car. However, Mr Dicello said the chief said at an earlier meeting with the chief and his family that there was no evidence that the officer’s life was at stake.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is conducting an investigation. Upon completion, the case will be submitted to the Ohio Attorney General’s office for review. The decision to prosecute police officers involved in crimes is left to prosecutors, but prosecutions are rare.
It was filed in a case similar to a shooting involving the police. If a gun is fired during a chase, that fact can have a significant impact on the decision to sue and the credibility of officers’ claims that they are at risk. Mr Disero criticized the way police described Mr Walker at the press conference.
“They wanted to turn him into a masked monster with a gun,” he said. A family attorney at the press conference also questioned the city’s release of only part of the video and demanded that all videos be released. Police said they would release all body camera footage taken by police during the shooting.
They said this included footage of eight police officers directly involved in the shooting and five police officers at the scene. The release of the video on Sunday has increased Akron’s tensions over shooting. The day after more than 100 protesters gathered outside the city center to make and hold signs, the protests continued, with hundreds attending one of the N.A.C.P. events. Hold marches and rallies in front of the town hall.
“The same thing over and over again,” said Chris Mercury, 41, owner of African-American hairstylist Akron. He added that people in the country will continue to blame this on others.
“And, after all, it’s a threat to those in Walker’s shoes, and it’s an imminent risk no matter what they do,” said fashion store owner Monique.
“People of all races and backgrounds need to realize that this is happening, and it seems to be getting worse,” he added.
The Walker family urged the city not to resort to violence.
“If anything can be done for the family, give peace, dignity and give Jayland a chance,” Dicello said Sunday. “My customers are individuals. Jayland is a personal child.
“He’s not married. He’s not a criminal. He’s clearly in pain. He doesn’t deserve the death penalty.”