(MENAFN) On Sunday, police released footage of eight policemen engaged in a shooting that killed an unarmed Black man who escaped a traffic check on June 27 in Akron, Ohio.
Police aired numerous recordings during a press conference, one of which they said showed a gunshot fired from the automobile driven by Jayland Walker, 25, who was being chased by authorities.
According to the footage, Walker leaped out of the car and fled from police. According to police, he seemed to be turning towards cops, who suspected he was armed at the moment. A gun was later found in his vehicle.
According to Bobby DiCello, the Walker family's attorney, Walker was shot roughly 90 times. After being declared dead in the parking lot where he landed, an initial examination revealed that he had 60 bullet wounds on his body.
In remarks published on Saturday by the Akron Beacon Journal, DiCello warned that the video was "brutal." Walker's family is concerned that the protests may become violent, according to him.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation of the Ohio Attorney General will conduct the investigation into police use of force.
The shooting was the latest in a string of racist and unlawful police shootings of Black males in the United States, including the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked global protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
“We’re all bracing for the community’s response, and the one message that we have is the family does not need any more violence,” DiCello stated.
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