Activists demand police reform after Jayland Walker decisionApril 19, 2023 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Social justice activists called for widespread police reforms while marching through the streets of Akron on Tuesday, a day after a grand jury declined to indict eight police officers who fired 94 shots at Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man killed after what started as a traffic stop.
No charges for officers in Jayland Walker police shootingApril 18, 2023 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio grand jury declined to indict eight police officers who fired 94 shots in the death of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man who fired at least one round at officers during a car and foot chase last summer, the state's attorney general announced Monday.
Police shooting of Jayland Walker might face more scrutinyApril 17, 2023 GMT
The deadly police shooting of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man, by eight officers last summer sparked protests in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and led to calls for a federal investigation.
Grand jury weighs charges for police in Jayland Walker deathApril 10, 2023 GMT
A grand jury in Ohio will hear evidence this week to decide whether police officers should face criminal charges in the shooting of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man whose death sparked protests in Akron last summer.
Body-worn cameras to return to Akron after Walker deathFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron officials have decided that police vehicle dashcams will return to the city this summer following the death of Jayland Walker, who was shot and killed by police last year.
City OKs added police oversight after Jayland Walker’s deathNovember 9, 2022 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Just months after eight Akron police officers fired dozens of rounds that killed Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man, following a car and foot chase, voters approved creating a permanent police oversight board and police auditor.
8 officers who shot at Jayland Walker return to dutyOctober 11, 2022 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The eight police officers who fired dozens of rounds at Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man, following a car and foot chase have returned to duty.
Police: Officer kills Black man running away with gunJuly 20, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California police shot and killed a Black man Saturday as he ran away from them while allegedly holding a gun, video showed.
The family of 23-year-old Rob Adams, however, says he was likely holding his cellphone instead of a gun because he had been talking to his mother when police arrived.
Attorney: DOJ should investigate Jayland Walker’s deathJuly 20, 2022 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for the family of Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month in Ohio, on Wednesday joined the national NAACP and its Akron branch in calling for the U.S.
Medical examiner: Jayland Walker was shot dozens of timesJuly 16, 2022 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who died last month at the hands of police in Akron, Ohio, was shot dozens of times, with 26 bullets recovered from his body, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday.
NAACP calls on Garland to probe killing of Jayland WalkerJuly 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Thursday made a direct plea to Attorney General Merrick Garland for the Justice Department to open a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Jayland Walker, a Black man who was killed last month by officers in Ohio in a hail of police gunfire.
Jayland Walker described as quiet, thoughtful at funeralJuly 13, 2022 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a theater in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday to commemorate the life of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month.
Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfireJuly 4, 2022 GMT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday at a news conference.