Sacramento Police Implement New Body Camera Placement Policy to Prevent ‘Accidental’ Shutoffs 

In the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 6, 19-year-old Darell Richards was shot and killed by a SWAT officer with the Sacramento Police Department. The officers claimed Richards had pointed a weapon at them—a weapon that was later discovered to be a pellet gun. When the body camera footage from the officers at…

#StephonClark: Sacramento DA Promises to Take Her Sweet Time Making a Decision on Police Shooting

Just days after the Sacramento Police Department alerted the media that their investigation into the officer-involved shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark had been completed and handed off to both the state attorney general and the county district attorney, DA Anne Marie Schubert’s office said in a release that…

#StephonClark: Brace Yourselves, Sacramento’s Mayor Says Shooting Investigation Is Nearing Conclusion

While our attention has been focused on the shooting death of Botham Jean at the hands of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, another important piece of news has slipped relatively under the radar. Sacramento’s mayor said earlier this week that the investigation into the shooting death of Stephon Clark was nearing…

#StephonClark: Family Files $35 Million Wrongful Death Claim With City of Sacramento

It has been nearly six months since two Sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark as he stood in the backyard of his grandmother’s home. The SPD’s internal investigation of the shooting is still ongoing, as is the investigation being led by the California State Attorney General. Both…

Sacramento Police Release Video of Cop Car Hitting Teen on Sidewalk, Knocking Him Into the Air

On July 22, Sacramento police officers were in pursuit of a 16-year-old boy who had been stopped for riding a bike without a light on it. As the boy ran from an officer who was chasing him on foot, an officer driving an SUV joined the pursuit, eventually catching up to the teen and hitting him with his vehicle before…

Black Lives Matter Disrupts Wedding of Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting of Stephon Clark

One of the officers who fired 10 shots each at Stephon Clark, ultimately killing the young father, was greeted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day. It may be easy for the unidentified officer to move on with his life, get married, start a family—opportunities that have now been robbed of Clark—but…

#StephonClark: Sacramento, Calif., City Council Meeting Descends Into Chaos After Interruption by Stevante Clark

Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Darrell Steinberg and the City Council had a simple plan for Tuesday night: to hold a special session that would allow the public to speak out and ask questions related to the shooting death of Stephon Clark at the hands of two Sacramento police officers. The city’s leaders, knowing that the…

Is the Sacramento, Calif., Police Department Secretly Airing Its Grievances Through an Underground Facebook Page?

Tanya Faison, a self-described “abolitionist” with Black Lives Matter Sacramento in California’s state capital, has been the repeated target of attacks on a Facebook page purported to be the “unofficial voice to the hardworking men and women of the Sacramento Police Department.”

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