Dashboard cameras are back in Akron Police Department vehicles roughly five years after officials retired the devices.
Calls for police reform, including the installation of dash cameras, came after the 2022 chase and fatal shooting of Jayland Walker. Officer-worn body cameras did not capture the full images of what happened outside the cruisers during the incident.
Some Akron City Council members and social justice advocates argued at the time that dashboard cameras would have provided footage showing the moments before Walker was shot 46 times.
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