Sunday night, two Sacramento police officers were involved in the shooting death of Stephon Clark. The officers shot him within seconds of encountering him, claiming to have spotted a weapon as Clark ran towards them.
Original statements were given, but then later recanted in an updated press release. Body camera footage and footage from the sheriff department’s helicopter were released Monday evening.
The helicopter audio depicts someone guiding the officers to Clark’s location. In the video, you can see the officers approach the location with their guns drawn. The video also shows another false statement in which the police gave. Clark was walking through the yard and was not charging towards them.
After being shot, Clark lies on the ground; however, seeing he is no longer a threat, the officers continue to fire rounds into him. Each of them shot Clark at least ten times.
The body footage gives more of a ground view as we hear the officers yell for him to show his hands, but then immediately fire rounds into him. No time was given to Clark to comply before they began to fire their weapons. Even after they have shot him several times, they still scream for him to comply.
Both videos repudiate the original statements the officers submitted, and what the department stated to the public.
The videos are posted below. WARNING: THEY ARE GRAPHIC!
BODY CAMERA VIDEO