Jayland Walker’s household requires coverage change; attorneys stroll again statements

AKRON, Ohio — President Joe Biden’s feedback on potential federal involvement within the capturing loss of life of Jayland Walker by Akron police Wednesday throughout a go to to Cleveland got here the identical day Walker’s household lawyer walked again statements concerning the gun present in his automobile.

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A couple of week has handed for the reason that capturing of Walker who was unarmed.

His uncle flew in from San Antonio, Texas to be with the household in help.

The times are working collectively for siblings LuJuana Dawkins and Roddray Walker, Sr.

“It simply doesn’t look like it’s actual,” mentioned LuJuana Dawkins.

They describe it as a nightmare they’ll’t escape.

“Nonetheless after I get up I noticed am I in a dream proper now as a result of it needs to be however it’s onerous to consider,” mentioned Roddray Walker, Sr.

Roddray Walker, Sr. is retired Air Drive.

He says his navy background offers him energy.

“What I take into consideration is his mom, his sister. I don’t have time to consider my emotions,” mentioned Roddray Walker, Sr.

However his eyes are a window to his personal ache about his nephew, Jayland Walker as he tears up speaking about Jayland’s upcoming birthday on July 20.

“His birthday is on the identical day as my oldest son,” mentioned Roddray Walker, Sr.

Roddray Walker, Sr. says Jayland cherished to speak sports activities.

“We all the time performed, performed round all the time have a very good time wherever we at,” he mentioned.

He hasn’t seen all the Akron police physique digital camera video launched this previous Sunday.

“I’ve simply seen elements of the information clip after which I flip away and go,” he mentioned.

Information 5 requested if he would need to see it sooner or later.

“I don’t consider so,” he mentioned.

Walker jumped from his automobile carrying a masks after a police chase that started when officers tried to drag him over for a site visitors and gear violation.

He was unarmed when police open fireplace.

Preliminary health worker data said a gun was present in Walker’s automobile.

Final Sunday, household lawyer Bobby DiCello informed reporters the gun from BCI’s viewpoint was discovered within the again seat and referenced an image police confirmed moments earlier of a gun within the entrance seat.

Late Wednesday, Walker’s household lawyer issued a press release to make clear feedback concerning the gun saying they don’t have any cause to consider the health worker’s report is inaccurate.

Information 5 requested LuJuana Dawkins if she’s seen the police physique cam video.

“I plan to not. By no means. It’s dangerous sufficient to know he was shot 60 instances like a rat on the street, that hurts so dangerous,” Dawkins mentioned.

Information 5 Investigators requested Dawkins about her ideas on a number of the particulars like Walker carrying a masks.

“I don’t perceive since you’ve heard over and over what sort of particular person Jayland was and we’re not mendacity about it,” mentioned Dawkins.

Dawkins final noticed her nephew the Friday earlier than the capturing.

“After I first even heard about some younger man working I mentioned not one other one that acquired shot and it wasn’t till later I came upon it was my nephew,” mentioned Dawkins.

She and her brother say coverage modifications must occur.

“We’re speaking about altering what wants that’s broke that’s all,” mentioned Walker, Sr., “And what’s that? What’s it to me? There needs to be insurance policies that you just observe,” he mentioned.

A preliminary post-mortem report is anticipated to be launched subsequent week, in accordance with the health worker’s workplace.

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