According to a new report from The Akron Beacon Journal the council voted to bring back dash cameras to police cars.
The reports says;
“Police dashcams will return to Akron this summer as one of the many police reforms demanded by the public since the June killing of Jayland Walker.
City Council voted 13-0 Monday to outfit 24 frontline police cruisers, as well as two prisoner transport vans, with cameras from Axon. The cost of the new cameras, $334,680, will be covered initially by a state grant and later by proceeds from a 0.25% income tax voters approved in 2017.
Social justice advocates and some members of City Council have argued that dashcams would have provided critical footage in the moments prior to Akron police shooting Walker 46 times. The 25-year-old DoorDash driver led 10 or more police cruisers on a crosstown car chase that ended with Walker running from the car in a ski mask. He was unarmed when his killing was captured by multiple body-worn police cameras.” (ABJ)
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