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Family of Jayland Walker holds press conference to 'denounce Akron Police violence against protesters'

"As a family, we stand for non-violence. But we encourage protest."

AKRON, Ohio — The family of Jayland Walker held a press conference on Monday to "denounce Akron Police violence against protesters" and to call for an end to the city's curfew.

“As a family, we stand for non-violence. But we encourage protest," said Bobby DiCello, the attorney representing Walker's family.

You can rewatch the press conference in the video player above.

Earlier in the day, the family released a statement after another week of protests connected to Walker's police officer-involved shooting death, which resulted in some protesters being arrested in Akron.

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The statement can be seen below and was released through their legal team DiCello Levitt Gutzler:

"After a weekend of protests and more violence from police, Jayland Walker’s family is calling for an immediate end to the aggressive, violent tactics being used by the Akron police against protesters. They also are calling for all curfews to be lifted and an end to the city’s efforts to blame Jayland for the horrific and unjustified shooting that took his life. The family will provide details of a unity gathering this week, as well as the date, time, and location of Jayland’s funeral service."

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Wednesday's press conference took place at the St. Ashworth Temple, Church of God in Christ at 1086 Vernon Odom Blvd, Akron, OH 44307.

Speakers included Pastor Robert DeJournett of St. Ashworth Temple of the Church of God in Christ and Bobby DiCello of DiCello Levitt Gutzler, Walker family legal counsel.

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