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World News April 20, 2023

Demonstration in U.S. city Akron after grand jury declines to indict officers in death of Jayland Walker

On Tuesday, protesters and activists gathered and marched in Akron, Ohio, after a grand jury decided not to indict police officers who shot and killed a Black man named Jayland Walker last year. The City of Akron tweeted about several planned events, including vigils and marches, happening in response to the grand jury decision. The University of Akron also moved all in-person classes to remote instruction due to the events. Walker, 25, was shot last June during a pursuit after a traffic stop. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said police opened fire after mistakenly thinking Walker had reached for a gun. A Summit County grand jury declined to indict eight law enforcement officers from the Akron Police Department in Walker’s death. Walker’s family’s legal team said they would file a civil lawsuit against the city in June and claimed the grand jury’s decision was a “miscarriage of justice.”

Sources: CGTN

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