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Family members march for Justice for Jayland Walker

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Posted at 11:43 AM, May 24, 2023

Family and Akron residents marched for Jayland Walker Wednesday afternoon.

The event was hosted by The Freedom BLOC, St. Ashworth Temple, Akron NAACP, Akron Urban League and Ohio Families Unite Against Police Brutality.

There were multiple speakers at the event, including a family member of Walker and representatives from DiCello Levitt Law Firm, The Freedom BLOC, Akron NAACP and Akron Urban League.

Walker was shot and killed by eight police officers in June of 2022. In April, a grand jury opted not to indict the eight officers involved in the shooting. Following this decision, protests took place in Akron, including a four-mile march down S. Hawkins Avenue and Copley Road.

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