Sacramento police release 53 videos and show cops didn’t aid Stephon Clark right after shooting
The Sacramento police have released over 50 new videos outlining the critical events that led to the shooting death of Stephon Clark.
According to the New York Daily News, the newly released graphic videos of the March 18 shooting show police and paramedics scrambling to save Clark, who was shot at 20 times in his grandmother’s backyard. It also shows that police waited at least five minutes before even helping Clark—critical time lost that could have saved his life.
As Clark lay on the ground in a hoodie – and with his face blurred out—you can see the EMTs pump Clark’s chest multiple times as they administer CPR. One cries out several times, “Come on buddy. Come on buddy,” in a failed attempt to get Clark to wake up and respond.
At 9:42 p.m. Clark was announced dead. “Yeah, he’s gone. Totally flat,” an EMT said.
There are so many videos that the SacBee has asked the community to help look at them and point out inconsistencies in an effort to critically review the events that happened that night which led to Clark’s death and incited outrage in the Sacramento community.
Clark was allegedly trying to get inside of his grandmother’s home before getting gunned down. He had a cell phone in hand that police first thought was a firearm.
Police killed 22-year-old Sacramento man Stephon Clark with eight bullets, six of them striking him in his back, according to a private autopsy.
In autopsy released by his family’s legal team, Clark sustained no entry wounds from the front of his body, according to the Sacramento Bee. Instead, the autopsy found, he was facing his grandmother’s house with his left side pointed toward the officers who shot him, first hitting him under the left arm. But the blast of that shot spun him around so that his back was toward the officers leaving it exposed to six more shots. Another shot struck him in his left thigh as he fell to the ground.