The recreational center, a safe haven for Black youth, fully equipped with a game room and a library of donated books, represents the Clark family’s continued fight for racial justice in the memory of Stephon.
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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:
- The city of Sacramento will pay $2.4 million to the two children of Stephon Clark as part of a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in January 2019.
- Nearly a year and a half after Stephon Clark's death, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that changes the legal use of force standard in California from “reasonable” to “necessary.”
- 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.
Stories related to: Stephon Clark
July 24, 2020 | Sammy Caiola
Stevante Clark recently launched the I Am SAC foundation to continue the legacy of his brother Stephon Clark and lead the charge on police reform in Sacramento.
March 18, 2020
Two years ago Stephon Clark was killed by police in his grandmother’s backyard in the South Sacramento neighborhood of Meadowview. We check in with Stephon’s brother.
September 30, 2019
Results of the Sacramento Police Department and federal investigations have lead to no charges against the officers who shot Stephon Clark. Police Chief Daniel Hahn joins Insight to discuss the investigations and changes in departmental policies
The Sacramento Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice will not be taking any action against the officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark in March 2018. The officers will return to full and active duty.
As Stevante Clark Graduates Mental Health Court, California Looks To Grow This Alternative To Incarceration
September 9, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
California is expanding this type of probation for mentally ill offenders, which focuses on treatment instead of jail time. One of the Sacramento program’s newest graduates is Stevante Clark, brother of Stephon Clark, who was killed by police.
September 5, 2019 | Nick Miller
A declaration by one of the Clark family’s attorneys filed Wednesday indicates that a confidential settlement was agreed to in May and would give Clark’s two young children $893,000 each after attorney’s fees.
August 19, 2019 | Ben Adler
Nearly a year and a half after Sacramento police shot and killed Stephon Clark, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday that changes the legal use of force standard from “reasonable” to “necessary.”
Police Use Of Force Deal Reached By California Lawmakers Seeks To Rein In Fatal Encounters With Officers
May 23, 2019 | Ben Adler
Under an agreement made public Thursday, law enforcement officers will only be able to use lethal force when it is “necessary” and if there are no other options. Their actions leading up to the incident will also be considered.