Stephon Clark's children to split $2.4 million settlement

 

The city of Sacramento, California, will pay $2.4 million to the children of Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man whose killing by police last year led to a week of protests after prosecutors declined to press charges.

Police shot and killed Clark, 22, the father of two, on the night of March 18, 2018, as police and Sacramento County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call that a man was smashing car windows.

An investigation found that officers fired 20 shots at Clark in the backyard of his grandparents' house, where he'd been staying.

A year later, after prosecutors announced that they wouldn't be filing charges against two officers involved in the shooting, more than 80 people were arrested in a protest that sparked demonstrations.

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