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Grand Jury Won’t Indict Akron, Ohio, Police Officers Who Shot Jayland Walker 46 Times

HeadlineApr 18, 2023

A grand jury in Akron, Ohio, has decided not to bring criminal charges against eight police officers who fatally shot Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man, after a traffic stop last June. Body-camera video shows the officers chasing Walker after he got out of his car and was running away, unarmed. An autopsy later revealed Walker was struck by 46 police bullets as he fled. Lawyers for the Walker family say that after officers shot Jayland, they handcuffed him before administering first aid. Elizabeth Paige White is an attorney for the Walker family.

Elizabeth Paige White: “I don’t care what he did. But let’s be clear: When Jayland was shot, he was running away; he was unarmed. Those are two things that we know. And for any state official to stand up there and justify what was done to Jayland, shame on you. Shame on each and every one of you. What we saw happen this week in the grand jury was a miscarriage of justice.”

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