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…