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Jayland Walker investigation: Akron officials hold briefing after deadly police shooting
WARNING: Images and video will contain disturbing and graphic content.
Nearly one week after the deadly shooting of 25-year-old Jayland Walker, city officials from Akron will gather at 1 p.m. today for a press conference.
During the press conference, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett will release further details of the shooting that occurred on Monday, June 27 as well as the bodycam footage from the shooting.
Prior to the press conference, Chief Mylett is set to meet with the Walker family to allow them to review the footage before the media and public see it.
Over the past few days, family, friends, pastors and the public have taken to the streets of Akron demanding justice for Walker as they all ask the question of "why?"
On Friday, 3News Investigates spoke with the Walker family attorney Robert DiCello who has already viewed the bodycam footage.
"It's difficult to watch," DiCello said. "I'm here because the family wants me to tell Northeast Ohio, please do not meet violence with violence. The family doesn't want a violent reaction, they just want peace, dignity and justice for Jayland."
Walker's family members have been encouraging the public to remain peaceful at this time.