President Joe Biden broke his silence on the Akron police shooting of Jayland Walker Wednesday afternoon during his remarks in Cleveland.
“Before I begin, I want to make one serious comment about the shooting death of Jayland Walker,” Biden said. “The Justice Department and the civil rights division of the FBI field office in Akron, Ohio, and the local U.S. attorney’s office are closely monitoring and reviewing what happened.
“The FBI continues to coordinate with state and local partners to provide resources and specialized skills,” he added. “If the evidence reveals potential violations of federal criminal statutes, the Justice Department will take the appropriate action and I just want you to know what’s going to happen.”
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