Sacramento DA: No Charges for Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark

HeadlineMar 04, 2019

In more news from California, protesters took to the streets of Sacramento over the weekend after the county’s district attorney announced Saturday the two police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old, unarmed African American Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard last year will not face criminal charges. Police were responding to a vandalism complaint when they saw Clark. They initially claimed he was holding a gun, but later admitted they found only his cellphone near his body. After officers unleashed 20 bullets into Clark, they waited for over five minutes before approaching him to administer medical attention.

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