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Akron Mayor Focuses On Efforts To Reduce Gun Violence Featured

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Akron Mayor Shammas Malik highlighted the need for positive change, including efforts to reduce gun violence, during his first "State of The City" address, Wednesday night.

He also outlined the action items his administration has completed in their first 100 days, and announced they are changing their policy with regard to police chases.

Now, he says, they will no longer pursue drivers for equipment violations, but may still do so for traffic violations.

The department's previous policy was criticized by a number of community members, after Akron police shot and killed Jayland Walker in 2022, following a police chase.

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