Sacramento Police Officers Will Not Be Charged for Killing Stephon Clark


Police officers in Sacramento, California, will not face charges for shooting and killing Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man last year, the county district attorney announced today. “Was a crime committed?” District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said at a press conference. “When we look at the facts, and the law, and we follow our ethical responsibilities, the answer to that question is no.”

Officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet fired 20 times at Clark, killing him in his grandparents’ backyard last March. The shooting led to protests in Sacramento and political consequences for Schubert, as well as legislation to restrict police use of lethal force in California. Read More

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