MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:22:56 +0000 Video shows hail of police gunfire kill Black man http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/bed619333d2a41e9be40dd761e7ff692 A Black man was unarmed when Akron, Ohio police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire on June 27th. Officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday. (July 4) bed619333d2a41e9be40dd761e7ff692 Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:05:14 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WEWS; NO ACCESS CLEVELAND; NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKSASSOCIATED PRESS1. GRAPHIC - "EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT"AKRON POLICE DEPARTMENTAkron, Ohio - 27 June 20222. Various of bodycam footage during vehicle pursuit, UPSOUND (English): "...21, shots fired. That vehicle has had a shot come out of its door."HEADLINE: Akron police release video of fatal shootingANNOTATION: Akron, Ohio police released video of the shooting of Jayland Walker, who was killed June 27 in a pursuit that had started with an attempted traffic stop. WEWS - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WEWS; NO ACCESS CLEVELAND; NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKSAkron, Ohio - 3 July 20223. SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Steve Mylett, Akron Police Department:"What was going to be a routine traffic stop, which would probably result either in a warning or a citation being issued, turned into a pursuit. As Mr. (Jayland) Walker turned on to the entrance ramp to Route 8, and the shot is fired, that changes the nature of the contact - 40 seconds after the initiation of the traffic stop, a half a mile from the location of the traffic stop - you hear the gunshot and then everything else that I've just discovered. And again, that changes the whole nature of the traffic stop. It went from being a routine traffic stop to now a public safety issue."AKRON POLICE DEPARTMENTAkron, Ohio - 27 June 20224. Various of vehicle pursuit before pursuit comes to a stop, officer exits vehicle and begins pursuit on foot alongside various other officers. This concludes in fatal shooting of Jayland WalkerANNOTATION: "Police Chief Mylett said a transportation department camera captured what appeared to be a muzzle flash coming from the vehicle.ANNOTATION: Police Chief Mylett said Walker was unarmed when he was shot.ANNOTATION: An attorney for Walker's family said officers kept firing even after he was on the ground.++PLEASE NOTE VIDEO PAUSED BEFORE SUSPECTED MOMENT OF DEATH, BUT AUDIO CONTINUES++5. Various screengrabs of bodycam footage, showing Walker allegedly turning towards police++SHOT #5 PARTLY COVERS SOUNDBITE #6++WEWS - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WEWS; NO ACCESS CLEVELAND; NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKSAkron, Ohio - 3 July 20226. SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Steve Mylett, Akron Police Department:"In the still photos, there's a picture that appears to all of us that Mr. Walker is going down to his waist area. There is a photograph that appears Mr. Walker was turning towards the officer and there was a picture that captures a forward motion of his arm. At the crime scene, each - after the officers were involved in the shooting, they immediately get sequestered from one another and they are monitored. When the investigative team arrives, they do an individual walkthrough of the crime scene. Each officer, independent of each other, related that they felt that Mr. Walker had turned and was motioning and moving into a firing position."7. SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Steve Mylett, Akron Police Department:""While BCI (referring to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation) needs to confirm the number of times Mr. Walker was shot, the M.E.'s (medical examiner's) report indicates over 60 wounds to Mr. Walker's body."AKRON POLICE DEPARTMENTAkron, Ohio - 27 June 2022++QUALITY AS INCOMING++8. STILL images showing a handgun, loaded magazine and a gold ring found in vehicle++SHOT #8 PARTLY COVERS SOUNDBITE #9++9. SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Steve Mylett, Akron Police Department:"There was a gun recovered from Mr. Walker's vehicle. At the time of the shooting, he was unarmed."10. SOUNDBITE (English) Bobby DiCello, Attorney for Jayland Walker's family:"But I want to thank the chief for one thing he said at the time he was shot more than 90 or 60 or whatever the unbelievable number will be. He was unarmed."11. Various protest marchersANNOTATION: Protests were held in Akron after the video was released.STORYLINE:A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday at a news conference.Akron police released video of the shooting of Jayland Walker, 25, who was killed June 27 in a pursuit that had started with an attempted traffic stop. The mayor called the shooting “heartbreaking” while asking for patience from the community.It's not clear how many shots were fired by the eight officers involved, but Walker sustained more than 60 wounds. An attorney for Walker's family said officers kept firing even after he was on the ground.Officers attempted to stop Walker's car around 12:30 a.m. for unspecified traffic and equipment violations, but less than a minute into a pursuit, the sound of a shot was heard from the car, and a transportation department camera captured what appeared to be a muzzle flash coming from the vehicle, Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett said. That changed the nature of the case from “a routine traffic stop to now a public safety issue," he said.Police body camera videos show what unfolded after the roughly six-minute pursuit. Several shouting officers with guns drawn approach the slowing car on foot, as it rolls up over a curb and onto a sidewalk. A person wearing a ski mask exits the passenger door and runs toward a parking lot. Police chase him for about 10 seconds before officers fire from multiple directions, in a burst of shots that lasts 6 or 7 seconds.At least one officer had tried first to use a stun gun, but that was unsuccessful, police said.Mylett said Walker’s actions are hard to distinguish on the video in real time, but a still photo seems to show him “going down to his waist area” and another appears to show him turning toward an officer. He said a third picture “captures a forward motion of his arm.”In a statement shared Sunday with reporters, the local police union said the officers thought there was an immediate threat of serious harm, and that it believes their actions and the number of shots will be found justified in line with their training and protocols. The union said the officers are cooperating with the investigation.Police said more than 60 wounds were found on Walker’s body but further investigation is needed to determine exactly how many rounds the officers fired and how many times Walker was hit.The footage released by police ends with the officers' gunfire and doesn't show what happened next. Officers provided aid, and one can be heard saying Walker still had a pulse, but he was later pronounced dead, Mylett said.The chief said an officer firing at someone has to be “ready to explain why they did what they did, they need to be able to articulate what specific threats they were facing ... and they need to be held to account.” But he said he is withholding judgment on their actions until they give their statements.A handgun, a loaded magazine and an apparent wedding ring were found on the seat of the car. A casing consistent with the weapon was later found in the area where officers believed a shot had come from the vehicle.State Attorney General Dave Yost vowed a “complete, fair and expert investigation" by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and cautioned that “body-worn camera footage is just one view of the whole picture."Akron police are conducting a separate internal investigation about whether the officers violated department rules or policies.The officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice in such cases. Seven of them are white, and one is Black, according to the department. Their length of service with Akron police ranges from one-and-a-half to six years, and none of them has a record of discipline, substantiated complaints or fatal shootings, it said.Demonstrators marched peacefully through the city and gathered in front of the Akron justice center after the video was released. NAACP President Derrick Johnson said in a statement that Walker’s death wasn't self-defense, but “was murder. Point blank.”Late Sunday, police in full riot gear fired a dozen tear gas cannisters to disperse a handful of protesters outside the justice center, WKYC-TV reported.Walker’s family is calling for accountability but also for peace, their lawyers said. One of the attorneys, Bobby DiCello, called the burst of police gunfire excessive and unreasonable, and said police handcuffed Walker before trying to provide first aid.“How it got to this with a pursuit is beyond me,” DiCello said.He said Walker’s family doesn’t know why he fled from police. Walker was grieving the recent death of his fiancee, but his family had no indication of concern beyond that, and he wasn't a criminal, DiCello said.“I hope we remember that as Jayland ran across that parking lot, he was unarmed,” DiCello said. He said he doesn’t know whether the gold ring found near the gun in the car belonged to Walker.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A Black man was unarmed when Akron, Ohio police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire on June 27th. Officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday. (July 4) Video shows hail of police gunfire kill Black man