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Stephon Clark Shooting

New CA Law Will Require Deadly Force to be "Necessary"

Under the new standard, prosecutors can also consider the actions both of officers and of the victim leading up to a deadly encounter, to determine whether the officer acted within the scope of law, policy and training.

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Controversial Legislation: The California Compromise

Golden State politicians wanted to make "necessary" the standard for police to use deadly force, but they settled for "reasonable."

California AG Agrees: No Charges for Officers in Stephon Clark Case

California’s top prosecutor agreed with Sacramento County Dist. Atty. Anne Marie Schubert that no charges were warranted against two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark in March 2018.

Stephon Clark Activists Want CA Attorney General to Charge Officers

The Rev. Shane Harris, president of the People’s Alliance for Justice and a representative of Clark’s girlfriend and their two young children, plans to deliver a letter to Becerra’s staff at his I Street offices downtown and hold a news conference afterward in the latest effort to generate pressure over the issue.

Was the Stephon Clark Shooting a "Suicide by Cop?"

The night before the fatal officer-involved shooting, Clark reportedly started searching the Internet for "easiest ways to kill yourself." He also sent a text to his girlfriend that included a photo of 10 pills in his hand and the message: "Let's fix our family or I'm taking all of these."

Sacramento DA Rules Stephon Clark Shooting Justified

Schubert said the officers who shot Clark believed he was armed with a gun when they confronted him in a Meadowview backyard March 18, 2018. The pair had received a call of someone breaking car windows. They confronted Clark, who was 22, and chased him into a backyard. Video showed Clark advancing toward the officers. One officer said he believed he saw a muzzle flash at them.

Family of Stephon Clark Files $20M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police

The family of Stephon Clark—who was fatally shot by officers with the Sacramento Police Department in March 2018—has filed a $20 million federal lawsuit, claiming officers racially profiled the victim.

California Department Institutes Tighter Restrictions on Foot Pursuits

The Sacramento (CA) Police Department is reportedly making changes to its foot pursuit policy in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark after chasing him into the backyard of his grandmother's house.

5 Considerations for Off-Duty Safety in the Era of Anonymous, Antifa, and BLM

Earlier this week, it was reported that Black Lives Matter protesters "crashed" the wedding of one of the two Sacramento police officers reportedly involved in the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. This incident offers a stark reminder that even when you are off duty, there are people who want to do you harm. Here are some thoughts about keeping yourself and your family safe away from the job.

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Video: BLM Protesters "Crash" Wedding of Officer Linked to Stephon Clark Shooting

Despite the fact that Sacramento police have not released the names of the two officers who opened fire on Stephon Clark in March, one of the two officers who were reportedly in that fatal shooting was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day.

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