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Akron's Weekend Rib Fest Cancelled Featured

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The Rib, White, and Blue festival in downtown Akron is cancelled this weekend, Akron Municipal Court is closed, and Summit County offices are offering only limited service today. 

The cancellation and closings are in response to the possibility of more protests related to police shooting and killing 25 year old Jayland Walker on Monday.

Police say Walker fled a police stop, shot at them during a chase on the highway, and that he presented a threat before they shot him multiple times when he got out of his car in a parking lot.

Now, the State Bureau of Criminal Investigations is looking into whether or not they were justified in doing that, and Akron police say they'll release body cam footage, as required by law, by Sunday.

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