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Two women arrested in Thursday’s Stephon Clark protests identified by police

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These stunning documentary images show protesters marching against the shooting of Stephon Clark by Sacramento Police made their way from city hall to Interstate 5 to the doors of Golden 1 Center Thursday..
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These stunning documentary images show protesters marching against the shooting of Stephon Clark by Sacramento Police made their way from city hall to Interstate 5 to the doors of Golden 1 Center Thursday..

The two women arrested Thursday while protesting the Sacramento Police Department’s March 18 shooting of Stephon Clark were identified Friday morning as Leslie Vontruharper, 38, and Marilyn Price, 37.

Price and Vontruharper were arrested on suspicion of failure to disperse after police tried to clear a mob surrounding a woman in her vehicle outside District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s office, police spokesman Sgt. Vance Chandler said.

The rest of the crowd left the car, including one person who had been jumping on top of it, but Price and Vontruharper reportedly refused to leave.

Price and Vontruharper were both released from Sacramento County Main Jail on Thursday. Vontruharper was arrested under the name “Leslie Harper,” a title she also appears as in Sacramento County Superior Court records. She served 10 days behind bars after pleading no contest to petty theft in 2013.

A protester claimed an officer used a Taser to shock either Vontruharper or Price, though Chandler said no projectiles were fired. Police had arced their Tasers, he said, meaning that anyone who grabbed the device would have felt its effects.

Benjy Egel: (916) 321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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