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Akron Municipal Buildings Closing at 5PM Friday As Precaution Against Potentially Violent Demonstrations Downtown Featured

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In anticipation of potentially disruptive demonstrations that could arise from a decision on whether or not there should be criminal charges filed against Akron police in connection with last year's shooting of Jayland Walker; the City of Akron is suspending public access to City’s Municipal Building (166 S. High St.) and the Harold K. Stubbs Building (217 S. High St.), until further notice starting tomorrow (Friday, April 14) at 5:00 PM.

In a press release, officials say City services will continue as normal without interruption, but the building will be closed to protect city employees, the public, and the continuity of city operations.  

This change in access will also impact Akron City Council who typically meet in person at the Akron Municipal Building on Mondays. Those meetings will be held virtually until the building reopens for public access. For more information on how to sign up for public comment or to watch city council meetings, please visit akroncitycouncil.org.

To find out more about how police plan to balance the public's right to peacefully demonstrate, maintain order, and protect public safety, listen now to Ray Horner's conversation with Akron Police Lt. Mike Miller:

 

Anyone in need of mental health resources, is encouraged to click here or call 2-1-1 to get connected to support options.

In addition, the City’s Akronupdates.com site now includes a sign up to receive email notifications for any updates to the page including safety information, road closures, and more.

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