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Sacramento rallies for reform, one protester injured

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/02/18, 11:13 am

Saturday protests drew hundreds to downtown Sacramento, where the family of Stephon Clark, who was killed by police on March 18, called for police reforms. The 22-year-old’s family spoke at a rally Saturday afternoon organized by Matt Barnes, a Sacramento native and former NBA player. Clark’s fiancée, Salena Manni, appeared on stage with his two young sons. “All he wanted to do was go see his sons again, and unfortunately he can’t,” Clark’s uncle, Curtis Gordon, said at the rally.

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Family releases Stephon Clark autopsy results

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/30/18, 03:18 pm

UPDATE: An autopsy commissioned by the family of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed March 18 by police in Sacramento, Calif., showed he had five gunshot wounds in his back, one in the back of his neck, and one in his side. Pathologist Bennet Omalu said at a news conference Friday that any one of those wounds would have been fatal, and death would have taken three to 10 minutes. Clark also had a gunshot wound to the thigh that Omalu said occurred as he fell or lay on the ground.

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No criminal charges for officers in 2016 Baton Rouge shooting

by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/27/18, 12:59 pm

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday he will not file criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the 2016 shooting death of a black man outside a convenience store. Officer Blane Salamoni shot and killed 37-year-old Alton Sterling when he refused to cooperate during their attempt to arrest him for selling homemade CDs. Officer Howie Lake II helped wrestle Sterling to the ground but did not fire his gun.

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