Two California agents WILL NOT sue civil rights after the fatal shooting of unarmed black man Stephon Clark, 22, seven times in the back after confusing his phone with a gun in a murder that caused mass protests
- Sacramento Police officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet will not be charged for violating civil rights for the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark
- The unarmed black man was shot in the back seven times after the officers thought he was holding a gun after running away from them on March 18, 2018
- A federal assessment found & # 39; insufficient evidence & # 39; to accuse offices Terrance Mercadal and Jared of Robinet in the fatal shooting
- The Attorney General's office in California in March of this year also refused to issue criminal charges after an investigation of almost a year
- The decision of the state drew protests in a rich area of the city, which led to the arrests of 85 people, including three clerics and a journalist
Two agents in California will not receive a civil charge after they shot an unarmed black man seven times in the back after they mistakenly thought the phone he was holding was a gun in a murder of those sparking protests that led to the arrest of 85 people.
Sacramento police officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet will not be accused of violating civil rights for the fatal shooting in 2018 on 22-year-old Stephon Clark, due to & # 39; insufficient evidence & # 39; in a federal assessment, the US Attorney & # 39; s Office and the FBI said Thursday.
The Attorney General's office in California in March had also refused to prosecute after nearly a year of investigations.
Two officers from the Sacramento police will not be charged with violating civil rights for the shooting in 2018 of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, (pictured above) for & # 39; insufficient evidence & # 39; in a federal review, the US Attorney & # 39; s Office and the FBI said Thursday
Authorities said the officers believed Stephon Clark, a father of two, was approaching them with a gun after he entered the backyard of his grandparents on March 18, 2018. Clark is pictured above with his children
Attorney General Xavier Becerra then said evidence showed that the officers had reason to believe their lives were in danger because he approached them and held what they thought was a gun. Researchers only found a mobile.
Clark & # 39; s family, after learning from both officers, will be sent back to their duty, expressed indignation.
& # 39; These people have failed when it comes to (accountability) & # 39 ;, wrote Clark's brother, Stevante Clark, on Facebook.
Authorities said the officers believed Stephon Clark, a father of two, was approaching them with a gun after he entered the backyard of his grandparents on March 18, 2018.
The officers had chased Clark after calls about someone breaking car windows and the sliding glass door of an older neighbor.
The officers shot a total of 20 shots at Clark in his grandmother's backyard and hit him seven times: four in the lower back, twice on the neck to the back and once on his left thigh, according to the results of an independent autopsy in commissioned by the victim's family.
Nocturnal demonstrations followed after prosecutors refused to accuse the officers. Members of the Black Lives Matter were present at the demonstrations in a rich part of the city
About 85 people were arrested after the police ordered the demonstrators to disperse. Among the arrested protesters were three clergymen and a reporter about the event who were enthralled and taken away. Two of the demonstrators are pictured above
Police killing an unarmed black man – Mercadal is also black and Robinet is white – drew protests in a rich part of the city last March after prosecutors refused to lodge charges against the officers.
The nocturnal demonstrations, including members of Black Lives Matter, led to the arrests of 85 people.
Among the arrested were three clergymen and a reporter about the event who were enthralled and taken away.
The police ordered protesters to spread out in the demonstration for about two and a half hours before arrests were made on suspicion of unlawful assembly.
The remaining protesters were later surrounded on an overpass of the highway, reported The Sacramento Bee and images show riot police along the streets.
The Sacramento police also announced on Thursday that their internal investigation found no policy or training violations.
& # 39; Although there have been no policy violations in this incident or in the events that preceded it, we are determined to implement strategies that can prevent similar tragedies in the future, & # 39; said Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn in a statement.
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