Demand Justice for Jayland Walker
We Call on the Citizens of the City of Akron to Demand Justice for Jayland!
It’s time for a change in the City of Akron. Jayland Walker deserves justice—and, we’re calling on you to stand up and demand #JusticeForJayland.
Join Jayland Walker’s family, friends, and the entire Akron community in demanding the following actions:
- That the City of Akron and the Akron Police Department extend a formal, sincere, and public apology to Jayland, his mother, Pam, and his sister, Jada, for the results of this encounter.
- An acknowledgment by the City of Akron and the Akron Police Department that the officers who murdered Jayland chose to use force that was not only excessive but also illegal.
- That the City of Akron compels the Akron Police Department to install dash cameras in all police vehicles.
- That the City of Akron compels the Akron Police Department to require as a matter of policy all officers to wear body-worn video cameras (BWCs) that run continuously from the beginning to the end of their shifts.
- That the City of Akron compels the Akron Police Department to require as a matter of policy that all Akron police officers be prohibited from silencing the audio recording capability of their BWCs.
- That the City of Akron compels the Mayor and City Council to update and re-write the Akron Police Department’s policies to better protect civilians.
- That the City of Akron, the Mayor, and the City Council compel the Akron Police Department to focus on the training and use of state-of-the-art, less-than-lethal technology.
- That the City of Akron compel the Akron Police Department to fire and revoke the pensions of the officers who murdered Jayland.
- That the City of Akron supports the arresting, charging, and convicting of the officers who murdered Jayland.
- That the City of Akron authorizes the civilian review board to have independent investigative power, subpoena power, and disciplinary power, requiring all Akron police officers to provide all information to the civilian review board that is requested pursuant to its investigations into police misconduct.
- That the City of Akron name the street (a portion of North Main) in front of the Federal Courthouse in Akron “Jayland Walker Way.”
- That the City of Akron issue a public statement, that reads:
“The City of Akron stands with the Black community and supports all efforts to increase the fairness and transparency of investigations into law enforcement misconduct and will not tolerate excessive force by its officers.”
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Who Was Jayland Walker?
Jayland Walker was a 25-year-old lifelong Akron resident who planned to become an entrepreneur, running his own business. He enjoyed sports, including participating in high school wrestling. He went to the movies and listened to music with friends. He was known to have a great sense of humor and fuel his body with protein shakes and healthy food.
Family and friends meant everything to Jayland. Jayland was a beloved son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend. His father was a carpenter, who preceded him in death. His mom, Pam Walker, is a retired nurse and his sister, Jada, was 3 years older. He spent most Sundays helping his grandmother after church and enjoying a meal with family and friends. He had no prior criminal charges of any kind.
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JOIN US IN TELLING THE MAYOR: JAYLAND’S LIFE MATTERED AND IT’S TIME FOR CITIZENS TO OVERSEE THE AKRON POLICE DEPARTMENT.
If you have information regarding the death of Jayland Walker or questions about the legal representation of Jayland and his family, please contact DiCello Levitt LLC, the law firm who represents Jayland Walker's family. https://dicellolevitt.com.