Akron Police Department released chilling body-camera footage of Jayland Walker's shooting death. He was a Black
motorist who ran from officers during a Monday traffic stop. The video shows Walker being chased by police. Eventually
officers surround Walker in a parking lot and attempt to Taser him before opening fire. Walker is accused of
shooting a handgun at officers from his car, before putting the pistol in the driver's chair and running from the officers.
Although the family attorney claims that officers shot 90 shots in the video, police investigators have not yet
determined how many shots were fired. Akron's physician saw about 60 injuries on Walker's body. Four days straight of
demonstrations have been held this week demanding that police be held accountable. As the video was being
released, Akron police and political officials called on calm as they warned about its graphic nature. Daniel
Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, stated that the video was heartbreaking and difficult to absorb. Steve Mylett (Akron's
police chief) said that the video is difficult to view for many reasons. "At the request from Mr Walker’s family.