The release of a video showing the death of Jayland Walker, a black man who was shot by police, sparked protests on Sunday in Akron, Ohio. The mayor and the police of that city launched a call for calm after the recording of the body camera of one of the agents was known. The man would have received 60 bullets, according to his lawyer. Last monday, Jayland Walker25, was shot to death while fleeing police after an attempted arrest followed by a car and foot chase.
The extremely violent video was released by police on Sunday showing the man under police fire.
Hundreds of people marched Sunday to Akron City Hall carrying banners reading “Justice for Jayland” on the fourth day of demonstrations that turned tense Sunday when some protesters approached the police cordon.
Having given little information about the shooting at the beginning, Akron authorities released two videos Sunday, one a compilation of the body camera, stills and audio, and the second the entire recording.
The voice in the video explains that Walker didn’t stop. Police indicate that a shot was fired from the vehicle.
Police Chief Steve Mylett indicated that a forensic report reported 60 wounds on Jayland Walker’s body.agreeing with the version of his lawyer.
The police officers involved in the events were suspended from service pending the judicial investigation.
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