Sac Area Students Walk To Protest Clark Shooting

Rekindled outrage over last year's deadly Stephon Clark shooting continues in Sacramento. Both the DA and state attorney general have cleared the two police officers involved in the shooting of any wrongdoing. There have been daily protests all week.

Students from Sacramento City College started a protest march at their campus which proceeded to McClatchy High School and on to Sacramento High School. Reportedly Burbank High students were also involved.

The march disrupted traffic on Freeport Boulevard and other city streets until the protesters finally reached the California Capitol building in downtown Sacramento.

Students were demanding reforms to law enforcement use-of-force policies in California.

 
 

Earlier in the day there was rally outside the Capitol in support of a bill co-authored by California Assembly members Shirley Weber and Kevin McCarty, the California Act to Save Lives. That legislation is intended to limit the circumstances under which law enforcement officers can use deadly force.

Clark was shot and killed in his grandparents' backyard by two Sacramento Police Department officers on March 18, 2018. Clark was unarmed, but the officers have said they believed at the time that a cell phone he was holding up in the dark backyard was a gun.

 

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