Akron Community leaders and representatives from the Akron police department will gather at New Hope Baptist Church tonight for a community conversation. This as the city prepares for a grand jury to begin its review of evidence in the police shooting death of Jayland Walker.
Topics of discussions tonight will include how the grand jury works, how the Akron Police Department conducts its use of force investigations and how citizens can safely assemble
The emphasis from multiple organizations participating, including 100 Black Men and Love Akron, is to allow citizens to assemble and express themselves in a peaceful manner.
Kemp Boyd the director of Love Akron tells News 5 that they encourage peaceful disobedience, saying, “There's a way to go about proving your point and remain peaceful at the same time.”
Tonight’s conversation will take place at 6:30 pm at the New Hope Baptist Church on S. Hawkins Ave. in Akron.