AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An lawyer 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 nationwide NAACP and its Akron division in calling for the US Division of Justice to investigate Walker’s dying.
Lawyer Bobby DiCello made the choice whereas questioning the integrity of the current investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Felony Investigation, which was requested by Akron officers to have a look at the June 27 taking footage.
A preliminary autopsy reveals that Walker was shot a minimal of 40 situations by eight Akron cops who fired dozens of rounds on the end of vehicle and foot pursuit that began with an tried guests stop for minor gear violations.
Nationwide NAACP President Derrick Johnson in a letter to US Lawyer Widespread Merrick Garland last week requested the DOJ to investigate Walker’s dying.
A spokesperson for the Ohio Lawyer Widespread’s Office issued a press launch after Wednesday’s data conference saying: “BCI shall keep steadfast in our dedication to neutral investigations referring to officer involved shootings, and this case isn’t any fully totally different.”
An Akron spokesperson didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.