An autopsy on an unarmed black man killed by police officers in California's capital last week shows that all eight bullets hit him in the back, side or leg, contradicting the official version of events, a lawyer for the deceased's family said on Friday.
Police video does not clearly capture all that happened after Clark ran into his grandmother's back yard. As one of the deputies attempted to drive away, the auto struck a woman walking in the road. "Stephon Clark!" among moving traffic. As the first sheriff left the scene, a second sheriff's vehicle, which was parked behind the first auto, followed closely behind, knocking protester Wanda Cleveland to the ground. "When people are occupied, resistance is justified" the crowd chants.
In the police video shared Monday, the sound of the deputy's back window shattering and screaming protesters could be heard after he hit the woman and drove away, Jones said while narrating the video. A deputy made several announcements on the loudspeaker for the public to step back from his vehicle and to give him room.
Such accounts contrast with a statement from authorities indicating that the SUV was slowly traveling through the crowd when protesters created a unsafe environment.
This news comes as it was reported that a Sacramento sheriff's SUV struck and injured a woman during a candlelit vigil also honoring Stephon Clark.
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The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department shared footage from inside the deputy's vehicle as he hit the protester, seen on the right, Saturday night.
Wanda Cleveland, one of 150 who came out to protest Clark's death, was taken to hospital and later released with bruises. "It's disregard for human life", Cleveland told the Bee. She said she was obeying the order to disperse and was heading to the curb due to arthritis pain in her knees when she was struck, Cleveland said.
The footage provides a narrative that is in sharp contrast to what sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Shaun Hampton offered in a press release on Sunday.
"As protesters approached both of the marked vehicles, they began yelling while pounding and kicking the vehicles' exterior", the sheriff's department said in a statement. The incident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, with the department conducting an internal review. It was not immediately clear if any disciplinary measures would be taken.
Jones pointed part of the blame for the actions by protesters on paid protesters, but would not elaborate on who they were, who they were affiliated with or who was paying them.
The officers - one of whom is black - were put on leave but days of disruptive protests followed the incident, which has revived a recurring debate over police abuses against African Americans.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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