Protests in Sacramento Police Shooting Continue - NECN

Protests in Sacramento Police Shooting Continue

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    Fourth Night of Protests in Sacramento Police Shooting

    Hundreds of protesters took to the streets again last night demanding the arrests of two police officers after a  private autopsy alleged that 22-year-old Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, was shot seven times from behind.

    (Published Saturday, March 31, 2018)

    Protests overnight continued in Sacramento after a private autopsy alleged that police may have shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind.

    Protesters took to the streets for the fourth night in California's capital calling for the arrests of the two officers involved in the shooting of the unarmed 22-year-old Clark on March 18.

    A pathologist hired by attorneys for the family of an unarmed man killed by Sacramento police says an independent autopsy shows Stephon Clark was shot seven times from behind and took up to 10 minutes to die.

    Dr. Bennet Omalu told reporters Friday that Clark was shot in the right back side of the neck and had a cluster of wounds in the upper right side of his back.

    The pathologist says any one of those wounds would have been fatal, and death would have taken three to 10 minutes.

    Police have said Clark was facing and advancing toward officers who thought he had a gun when they fired, and then could not approach Clark for five minutes.

    The pathologist says Clark also suffered an eighth gunshot wound to the thigh that occurred as he was falling or already on the ground.

    Calls for justice and charges against the two police officers who fatally shot Clark aren't abating in Sacramento after an autopsy showed lark was shot in the back.

    The findings by pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu counter the department's narrative that Clark was approaching the officers when he was killed.

    Several hundred protesters marched through downtown streets Friday for the fourth evening in a row after a community meeting at a South Sacramento church with several Sacramento Kings players.

    Another rally is planned for Saturday afternoon, hours before a Sacramento Kings-Golden State Warriors game will bring thousands of fans to the downtown arena that protesters have twice blocked.

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