While the shooting death of Stephon Clark has made national headlines over the last two weeks, it is not the first questionable shooting the Sacrament, Calif., Police Department has had. It is just one in a long list of many questionable incidents or activities the department has been linked to.
It is obvious why the Sacramento News and Review would write the story of John Tennis. The Dec. 14 feature story almost wrote itself.
On July 11, 2016, two police officers fired 18 shots at a mentally ill black man, who was armed with a knife with a 3.5-inch blade and “acting erratically,” within one minute of encountering him in a residential Sacramento, Calif., neighborhood.
A lawyer for the family of a black man who was fleeing police called Monday for the two Sacramento, Calif., police officers who killed him to be charged with murder, Reuters reports.
According to recently released dashcam video from a July altercation, two Sacramento, Calif., police officers attempted to run over an African-American homeless man—twice—before they shot and killed him in a hail of bullets.
Joseph Mann's family wants justice after the Sacramento, Calif., Police Department released videos showing exactly how the fatal shooting of Mann occurred. Now they are saying that it's clear police acted too soon, CBS Sacramento reports.