Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza is among the speakers expected to appear at a protest taking place outside the Sacramento Convention Center during the CopsWest Training & Expo, an annual conference of 1,500 officers sponsored by the California Peace Officers Association.
The conference coincidentally falls on the six-month anniversary of the officer-involved shooting of Stephon Clark, who was shot by Sacramento police after leading officers on a foot pursuit into his grandmother's backyard.
According to the Sacramento Bee, anti-police protesters from Los Angeles have chartered a bus in order to attend the protest. Other community groups joining in the protest include Women for Equality, the Anti Police Terror Project, the Justice Team Network, and the Sacramento Justice League.
During a news conference for a shooting that left one deputy killed and another injured Monday in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones encouraged others to head to the convention center to support police.
"We have a planned protest tomorrow at a statewide law enforcement conference down in Sacramento," Jones said. "I know people have this overwhelming urge to do what they can. ... One of the things you can do is go down there. Go down to the convention center tomorrow between 11 and 1 and show your support for law enforcement."