Sacramento: protest in connection with the murder of African American police officers

Sacramento: protest in connection with the murder of African American police officers

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Сакраменто: акции протеста в связи с убийством афроамериканца полицейскими

Police arrived on call and killed a … Stefanie Clark, believing that he is armed

Former professional basketball player headed Saturday’s protest in Sacramento, California, whose participants called for increased accountability of the police. The reason for the action was the murder by police of unarmed African-American … Stefanie Clark on March 18.

The day before, on Friday, several hundred people took part in a mainly peaceful March, which took place a few hours after an independent autopsy found that 22-year-old Clark was released eight bullets, six of which were in the back, contrary to police.

Saturday’s demonstration, which was headed by the former player of the club Sacramento Kings Matt Barnes, took place in conditions of heightened security measures.

Earlier on Saturday dozens of people, including the bride Clark, gathered to protest in the Park in downtown Sacramento.

Clarke was shot and killed by two police officers who arrived on call.They reported that someone was breaking car Windows and a glass door. The police opened fire, believing that Clark was armed, but in reality arms. Nearby was found a cell phone.

The results of the independent autopsy were announced a day after 500 people came to the funeral Clark. Official County coroner’s report, presumably, will appear in a few weeks.

California Governor Jerry brown said that Clark’s death was a tragic event that “raises some very serious questions.”