Sacrametno Kings Game Delayed By BLM Protest ... Over Killing Of Unarmed Man
Mar 24 2018 by Desiree Burns
Pacific. And according to Sacramento Police Department, no arrests were made as a result of the protest. "And we've also been in the halls of power, challenging lawmakers who have been unable to hold law enforcement accountable". "The only items found near the suspect was a cell phone", the department said. But Geoffrey Alpert, a professor of criminology at the University of SC and an expert on police use of force, said the officers may have a tough time explaining why they jumped to the conclusion that Clark had a gun.
"On Sunday we had a horrific, horrific tragedy in our community.We at the Kings recognize people's ability to protest peacefully and we respect that".
"Based on the videos alone, I can not second guess the split-second decisions of our officers and I'm not going to do that", the mayor said in an statement to United States media.
Concerns about proper police training and accountability led to chants of "Black lives matter" and "no justice, no peace" from dozens of protesters, who also repeated Clark's name to police in combat gear. He was in his grandparents' backyard, holding a cellphone, and was shot at least 20 times by two officers.
Protesters marched through the streets of Sacramento following a day of marching that blocked traffic on Interstate 5 and fans from the Sacramento Kings from entering Thursday's game.
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Seconds later, officers opened fire as they took cover near a wall.
Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn toldThe Sacramento Bee on Thursday that he thinks the man breaking windows was Clark, but that he could not factually confirm it was him.
Outside the stadium, protesters linked arms and chanted at fans, "Join us or go home!" "I don't want them to be next", protester Tami Collins told Capital Public Radio. As a result, "their threat radar is really high", said Plumas County sheriff's deputy and special prosecutor Ed Obayashi, who trains officers and testifies in court on police use of force.
The letter drew attention to California's use of lethal force statute and its failure to meet global standards, as well as USA standards provided by the Constitution, and called for California to revise its statute to abide by worldwide standards and ensure accountability to families who've lost their families to the actions of law enforcement officers. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg earlier said he was horrified but won't second-guess the "split-second decisions" of the officers. The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave amid a use of force investigation, according to CNN. It's unclear from the helicopter and body camera video exactly how many shots were fired. "People are anguished", he said. "I'm afraid every day that this could happen to them", she said. "I urge our community to remain peaceful and try to be extra kind to each other". "Gun, gun, gun!" the officers said as gunshots rang out. We here at the Kings recognize that we have a big platform.