Akron has been under curfew since the incident and officials warn of roaming protestors targeting police and the city itself.
The armed protestors claim that they want to teach the black community how to “protect” themselves and “police their own communities,” however it is also crucial to note that, according to Akron’s chief of police, bounties have been placed on the heads of the officers involved in the shooting.
Chief Mylett said that they would not release the names of the officers for their own protection and that “the challenge right now is there’s been bounties placed on police officers’ heads.”
Although who placed the bounties is currently undisclosed, for the safety of the officers involved their names will not be released at this time.
The armed protestors have so far not committed any violent or destructive crimes, or at least none which have been reported. However, Akron remains braced for potential violence and clashes between protestors and police and residents.