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Release Date: July 8,2022

City of Akron Announces Incident Website Launching In The Coming Days

Akron, Ohio, July 8, 2022 — Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced he and Police Chief Steve Mylett will begin hosting daily press briefings via Zoom webinar in order to provide timely and consistent safety updates, and to more quickly relay information to both the public and the press. These briefings will begin on Monday, July 11.

View a video message from Mayor Horrigan for the Akron community here.

Additionally, the city plans to launch an incident website. The site will provide the most up to date safety information for downtown and beyond. It will also serve as a collective hub for all the information available to the public in relation to the fatal shooting of Jayland Walker which occurred in Akron on Monday, June 27, 2022.

“I know that the situation in Akron is ever-evolving, and our community needs to have the most up to date information as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Horrigan. “Our new dedicated site and these daily briefings will help us better commit to our promise of transparency and allow our residents to have a clearer understanding of exactly what is happening as it occurs. I know Akron is hurting right now and there are a lot of questions in our communities. The easier we can make it for everyone to access information and get answers, the better.”

A media advisory will be sent in the coming days with more information on the press briefings. The briefings will be recorded and made available on the website each day.


For further information, contact:
Stephanie Marsh
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 330-375-2754