stephon Clark, the 22-year-old black man shot and killed by Sacramento police earlier this month, was shot eight times, at least six in the back, an independent autopsy commissioned by Clark's family found.
Family lawyer Benjamin Crump said the findings of the family's autopsy contradict the narrative put forth by the Sacramento Police Department.
The results were released at a Friday news conference by forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who conducted the autopsy.
The first wound was to Clark's side, which led Omalu to conclude Clark was facing the house when he was first shot. Six other shots hit him from behind and one in the thigh. The Sacramento Police Department has said Clark was shot at 20 times.
He did not deserve to die.
He was wandering around destroying property (damaged several vehicles and police witnessed him shatter a glass door).
He ran when the police confronted him.
He did have an object in his hand (confirmed by the video - they run up to him and the cell phone is on the ground).
We live in a society where it is very easy to have access to guns - and he lived in a area with a lot of violent crime.
Like so many young men, he was raised in a broken home with no father and had a criminal record already. He also had two children with a woman he wasn't married to and had just gotten out of jail a month ago.
This is one of those bad outcomes that occurs from things in our society that are broken. I do not believe it is fair to put it all on the cops.
So if they muted their cameras thought they fucked up and then decided "we need to get our cover story right" you wouldn't care about that?
I would care about that. But I also believe that an officer who is acting in total good faith but has just done something that he realized might get himself put in jail, might want to have an off the record conversation.
The video doesn't really show what happened, except it does clearly show that there was a cell phone under him on the ground, indicating that there was an object in his hand.
It also shows cops who are afraid to approach him after many shots were fired, checking each other to see if they were hit, etc. Acting totally in accordance with how they should act if he had a gun.
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Quote Originally Posted by minteK917 View Post
Those trespassing death sentence, in your own backyard no less. You guys really need to review how you train your cops lmao. Why do cop over here not shoot people randomly in their home like this.
Where do you live?