#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‚ÄĒopportunities that have now been robbed of Clark‚ÄĒbut‚Ķ

#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…

#StephonClark: California Department of Justice Will Conduct Independent Investigation Into Shooting

On Tuesday morning, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Sacramento, Calif., Police Chief Daniel Hahn, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert were joined by other city officials and community leaders at a press conference addressing the officer-involved shooting that led to the…

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

Tanya Faison, a self-described ‚Äúabolitionist‚ÄĚ with Black Lives Matter Sacramento in California‚Äôs state capital, has been the repeated target of attacks on a Facebook page purported to be the ‚Äúunofficial voice to the hardworking men and women of the Sacramento Police Department.‚ÄĚ