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The Latest: Shooting Of Stephon Clark
On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Stephon Clark was shot and killed by two Sacramento police officers. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Sacramento Police released body camera and helicopter video of the shooting. Following that, protesters filled the streets of Sacramento, demanding charges against the two officers and changes to police procedures.
Here’s are some of the major developments since:
- Civil rights advocates and law enforcement groups have reached an agreement in the California Legislature on new rules for when police can use deadly force. The issue has been a focus for many social justice advocates in the wake of decisions in the Stephon Clark case.
- Sacramento County District Attorney Anne-Marie Schubert announced March 2 that her office would not file criminal charges against the two police officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark. Days later, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra also found that there was not sufficient evidence to support charging the officers with a crime.
- Family members of Stephon Clark filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court on Jan. 28, blaming the city of Sacramento and two of its police officers in the March 2018 shooting. They are seeking more than $20 million in damages.
We'll be continuing to cover this story as it develops. Check back here for the latest updates, conversations and analysis.
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