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Stephon Clark protests anticipated at Sacramento City Council meeting

Stephon Clark demonstrations unfold over two days

Eighty-four people, including a Sacramento Bee journalist, were arrested at protests in Sacramento, on March 4. The demonstrations followed a decision not to charge police officers involved in the 2018 fatal shooting of Stephon Clark.
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Eighty-four people, including a Sacramento Bee journalist, were arrested at protests in Sacramento, on March 4. The demonstrations followed a decision not to charge police officers involved in the 2018 fatal shooting of Stephon Clark.

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Protests were expected at Sacramento City Council’s scheduled meeting Tuesday following Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s decision to not press charges against the Sacramento police officers who killed Stephon Clark in March.

Arden Fair mall was shut down Sunday following Schubert’s Saturday announcement when a handful of protesters staged a sit-in.

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Monday evening, protesters marched from Trader Joe’s in East Sacramento through the wealthy Fab 40s neighborhood, ending when police ordered marchers to disperse and arrested 84 people, including clergy and journalists.

In a statement following the arrests, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said he was “disappointed the protest ended the way it did,” and the following morning asked the Office of Public Safety Accountability to investigate the actions made by law enforcement.

Tuesday afternoon, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced his investigation into the death of the unarmed 22-year-old black man in his grandparents’ Meadowview backyard also found no cause to charge the two involved officers.

Black Lives Matter protesters converged on the Sacramento Police Department station on Freeport Boulevard at 3 p.m., picketing and grilling in the parking lot.

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Theresa Clift covers Sacramento City Hall. Before joining The Bee in 2018, she worked as a local government reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Daily Press in Virginia and the Wausau Daily Herald in Wisconsin. She grew up in Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University.

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