"The video you're about to watch is heartbreaking. And it's very tough to take in."
“你们即将看到的视频令人心碎 。让人很难接受 。”
That's how the mayor of Akron, Ohio on Sunday described the police body-camera footage from the officers involved in a shooting last week
that left an unarmed Black man dead and prompted protests in the city streets.
Police released the footage that showed a police car chase and foot pursuit that culminated in fusillade of gunfire, killing 25-year-old Jayland Walker, who police say fled a traffic stop.
Walker suffered some sixty gunshot wounds.
"My youngest is 25 years of age as well, and I cannot imagine what life would be like without my son."
Akron police chief Stephen Mylett offered his condolences to the Walker family,
and said he'd requested an independent probe of the shooting by the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The attorney for the Walker family told reporters on Sunday that he was "very concerned" about the police's allegation that Walker had fired at officers from his car,
and emphasized that there was no justification for his violent death.
The shooting was the latest in a spate of killings of Black men by law enforcement in the United States that critics say are racist and unjustified,
including the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis that ignited global protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan called for peace in the city.