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To: Department of Justice; Ohio elected officials

DOJ: Investigate the police killing of Jayland Walker

The Department of Justice must conduct an independent investigation of the June 27 police killing of Jayland Walker in Akron, Ohio.

Why is this important?

On June 27, eight officers fired more than 100 shots at Jayland Walker. Over 60 of them struck his body, and he was killed instantly.

Currently, the Akron Police Department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations are examining this horrific incident. We know that Jayland was unarmed when he was killed—despite what police claim, and that his murder fits a pattern of racially-charged killings of Black people by police.

Local organizers in Akron, including the Akron NAACP, are calling for an independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. Ohio elected officials must use their platforms to call for a DOJ investigation, as well.



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