AKRON, Ohio — New body camera video released Friday by the city of Akron shows different angles of Jayland Walker being shot and killed by police on June 27.
The 32 video clips, which are mostly blurred out and often muted, show several officers at the scene attempting to save Walker's life. Officers are seen grabbing medical gear and putting gloves on to work on Walker before paramedics arrive.
"Until we got some guy with fancy, cool training to say he's dead, let's just keep going," one of the officers says.
While officers that did not shoot Walker tried to save his life, those that did open fire on him gathered with each other. "Everybody who shot, come with me," an officer is heard giving an order.
Other police officers at the scene went to investigate the car Walker was driving. "It's got a firearm in it. Just leave it," an officer says.
This is the third time that the city has released video since the shooting in June. Friday's additional video came at the request of media. Last year, Akron City Council passed a law requiring police to post use-of-force footage within seven days of the incident with at least three camera angles (assuming multiple devices captured the events). All other footage is required to be released within 30 days.
Body camera video released last week revealed more of the time period leading up to and following the moment Walker was shot dozens of times by eight officers after the June 27 police chase.
The names of the eight officers still have not been released, but in the video from "Officer 5," we are able to see what looks like a taser in his right hand during the chase. Akron police stated that two officers had tried, but failed to deploy tasers before the shooting.
After the shooting, there were numerous calls by one of the officers to "cease fire." A female officer is heard saying, "He's (Walker) still moving." The movement prompts another officer to shout to Walker, "Don't (expletive) reach for nothing."
An officer is heard shouting instructions to the rest of the police force to "link up" and then asks if everyone else is all right. "Are we good?," he asks. There is concern expressed about crossfire. One officer can be heard saying, "Go blue," before the group begins to turn off the microphones on their body cameras. The audio is muted for approximately 18 seconds as officers surround Walker.
While rolling him over to apply handcuffs, officers also begin the process of giving medical assistance to Walker. "Do you need a tourniquet?" asks one officer to another. Another reminds to group to put gloves on.
"Everyone make sure you're good," advises one of the officers to the rest of those on scene. "Take a deep breath."
As they are walking away from the scene, a male officer instructs a female officer who took part in the shooting to turn off her camera. She asks, "Off or blue?" to which he says, "Off."
Per department policy, all eight officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The Walker family has also asked the U.S. Department of Justice to look into the matter.
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