Ohio Democratic Party Statement in Response to Grand Jury Refusing to Charge Officers in Jayland Walker Shooting
April 17, 2023
Columbus, OH – Today, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters released the following statement after a grand jury refused to charge any of the Akron police officers involved in the shooting of Jayland Walker.
“Our hearts go out to Jayland Walker’s family and loved ones today. No one should ever have to endure the pain of losing someone they love in such tragic circumstances. As many Ohioans gather to protest today’s decision, we urge them to take every precaution possible to keep themselves and the broader community safe and to heed the calls of Mr. Walker’s family to remain peaceful. Ohio Democrats will continue our work to create fairer, safer and more just communities for all Ohioans who call our state home,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters.