Decision expected about cops who fatally shot Stephon Clark
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to announce Saturday whether two police officers will face charges in last year’s fatal shooting in Sacramento of an unarmed black man that generated nationwide protests.
Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert will hold a news conference to announce whether the officers broke any laws when they shot Stephon Clark after the 22-year-old ran from them into his grandparents’ backyard.
The officers said they thought Clark, a vandalism suspect, had a gun but investigators found only a cellphone.
The city has been bracing for protests ahead of the decision.
Business owners and political leaders have received warnings in recent days to stay away from downtown at least through the weekend.
Protests after the shooting were largely peaceful but disrupted downtown professional basketball games and freeway traffic.