Jayland Walker: Police killing of Black man in US causes anger

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Protesters are demanding justice after police killed a Black man in the US state of Ohio, with a lawyer representing the family of Jayland Walker saying the 25-year-old had been shot when his back was turned to police during the June 27 incident in the city of Akron.

The officers involved in Walker’s killing have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, with the mayor of Akron and the city’s police chief set to give an update on the incident on Sunday.

Officials are planning to release body camera footage of the incident.

Lawyer Bobby DiCello told the Akron Beacon Journal that it is believed police fired as many as 90 shots at Walker, with his office’s investigation suggesting Walker suffered “60 to 80 wounds”, although he noted a single bullet can cause multiple wounds.

The lawyer, who said he had reviewed the body camera footage of the killing prior to its planned release, said his team had not seen any evidence that Walker fired at the officers.

Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

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