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Jayland Walker shows 46 entry wounds or abrasions, medical examiner says


His death was due to blood loss from his internal wounds and the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, Kohler said.

Tests revealed no evidence of drugs or alcohol in her system, she added.

Kohler said the gunshot wounds included:

• 15 on Walker’s torso, where he had internal injuries to his heart, lungs, liver, spleen, left kidney, intestines and several ribs.
• 17 on the pelvis and thighs, where the right main artery to the leg and the bladder were injured and the pelvis and both femurs were broken.
• 1 on his face, where his jaw broke.
• 8 on his arms and his right hand.
• 5 on knees, lower right leg and right foot.

Walker’s family and representatives were able to review the report ahead of this announcement at a press conference, Kohler said.

His cousin, Roddray Walker Jr., told CNN on Friday, “I feel like we echoed, ‘Zero threat, zero violence.’

“I keep saying his name. Young African American man from Akron, Ohio, who was looking to explore the world, high spirited young man, loves to travel, even planned to come to Houston to visit the rodeo , revival festival and even attending a WWE live event,” he said.

Why did Ohio officers handcuff Jayland Walker after shooting him dozens of times?

“So her life was taken way too soon… I’m focusing on how to educate my daughters about what just happened, the tragedy behind it. And then what we can do locally to raise awareness and continue to be in the community and show that we are not threats to society.”

In a statement Friday, the legal team representing Walker’s family said the medical examiner’s report “confirms the violent and unnecessary use of force by the Akron Police Department on an unarmed young man who, as the family expected it, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”

The statement read: “That Jayland suffered 46 gunshot wounds to the body is horrific. The fact that after being beaten nearly four dozen times, the police still handcuffed him as he lay motionless and bleeding on the ground is absolutely inhumane.

“The family is devastated by the report’s findings and is still awaiting a public apology from the police department.”

A gunshot residue test was not performed on Walker, the medical examiner said. Akron police charged him with firing what appeared to be a shot through the window. A gun was later found in his car. Police said he was unarmed when he was killed.

Gunshot residue tests can detect specific particles related to the discharge of a firearm “but the results of these tests are inconclusive as to whether or not the person fired a weapon,” said Kohler said.

The FBI discontinued these tests in 2006. She said the bureau discontinued collection of this sample in 2016 and no longer purchases collection kits.

NAACP wants Justice Department investigation

A United Nations organization will investigate the police shooting, a spokesperson for the group told CNN on Friday.

The investigating UN body follows an agenda “to end systemic racism and human rights abuses by law enforcement against Africans and people of African descent”, according to the report. UN Human Rights websiteand has been implicated in other high-profile cases, including the death of George Floyd.

At Walker’s funeral on Wednesday, an attorney for the family said the organization had been in touch.

The NAACP on Thursday also urged the Justice Department to investigate the shooting, calling it a “gruesome murder” in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“No one is above the law, including law enforcement. Those who tracked him down and fired 90 bullets at him should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” the president said. and NAACP CEO Derrick Johnson in the letter. “We urge you and your Department of Justice to fully investigate the murder of Jayland Walker and, if what we have all seen with our own eyes is true, to federally indict the officers responsible for his murder. gruesome murder.”

“It’s time to hold law enforcement officials accountable for treating black Americans by different standards,” Johnson added in the letter. “We pray that your department initiates this critical investigation in the pursuit of justice in this case.”

A Justice Department spokesperson said, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and the FBI Field Office in Akron, Ohio are closely monitoring and reviewing the circumstances. surrounding the death of Jayland Walker. The FBI continues to coordinate with state and local partners to provide specialized resources and expertise. If the evidence reveals potential violations of federal criminal laws, the Department of Justice will take appropriate action.

A spokesperson for the Akron Police Department said it “reserved comment regarding the report.”

CNN’s Hannah Rabinowitz, Zenebou Sylla and Samantha Beech contributed to this report.