Around 80 protestors arrested during Stephon Clark march


"Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said his office and internal affairs will make a decision about the officers' actions and employment" after Becerra's agency shares its results, as member station Capital Public Radio reported.

Clark's family and local activists had urged state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to reach a different conclusion than the county district attorney, the Associated Press reported.

Protesters disrupt the Sacramento City Council during a meeting Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

The demonstrators blocked traffic on a well-traveled road for about five minutes, police said, and then marched down that road and through residential streets before police ordered them to leave.

Schubert's decision, which was announced almost a year after Clark's death, sparked a new round of protests and demonstrations in Sacramento - including a march in an affluent, mostly white neighborhood that resulted in police arresting at least 84 people Monday night.

As the crowd broke into a chant of "shut it down", Mayor Darrell Steinberg called for a recess.

Becerra said he, too, wanted to work toward preventing deaths like Clark's from happening in the future.

Over the weekend, the city's district attorney announced she would not prosecute the two city police officers involved in the shooting, angering the local community.

Federal authorities are opening their own investigation into Sacramento police officers' fatal shooting past year of an unarmed black vandalism suspect.

Police handcuffed at least three clergy members and Bee reporter Dale Kasler, who was covering the demonstration, the newspaper reported.

"This is why people in this town are sick and exhausted of police", he was quoted as saying.

Video footage from the officers' body cameras and a police helicopter flying overhead showed that after being cornered in the backyard, Clark suddenly moved toward the two policemen with something in his hand, and that there was glimmer of bright light the officers took for a muzzle flash, Becerra said.

Schubert explained, "We look at all these facts and circumstances, we look at everything".

In the news conference, Schubert described Clark as a 22-year-old man going through a tumultuous time in his life, anxious about jail time after being accused of assaulting the mother of his children days earlier.

Becerra was vague about what reforms he would support but said change was needed.

Clark's mother, SeQuette, told reporters outside a family member's home in Sacramento that she was outraged by the decision not to charge the officers.

Becerra said his review found officers believed Clark was armed and their lives were in danger when they opened fire. An independent autopsy found he was shot eight times. "Where is Stephon's justice?"