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Cops in separate cities won’t be charged for shooting to death an unarmed black man in the back and murdering another man whose hands were up to surrender

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Stephon Clark
Stephon Clark

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said yesterday that he will not charge two Sacramento, California, police officers who shot to death an unarmed black man in the backyard of his grandmother’s home.

An independent investigation into the shooting death of Stephon Clark found that no criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting can be sustained, Becerra said in a statement.

Sacramento police officers Jared Robinet and Terrence Mercadal, who is black, shot to death the 22-year-old Clark in March of 2018.  The cops said they believed Clark was armed with a gun. They were wrong. He held only a cell phone in his hand.

An independent autopsy found that Clark was shot eight times —- six times in the back, once in the side and once in one arm.

Becerra announced his decision two days after Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said she would not charge the two cops.

Betty Jo Shelby

During the same time period, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday that it would not pursue civil rights charges against former Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer Betty Joe Shelby, who shot to death Terrence Crutcher, 40, on September 16, 2016. Crutcher’s car was disabled. Crutcher had his hands raised in the air to surrender when Shelby murdered him.

 

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