Woman Protesting Police Brutality in #Sacramento Hit by Police SUV

 

The aftermath of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man on March 18th continues to roil Sacramento, California. On Saturday, in the confusion at a rally protesting the death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, a police vehicle struck and injured a 61-year-old activist and then left the scene. 

Wanda Cleveland, who was briefly hospitalized, called it "a hit and run."

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department said the collision occurred at “slow speeds” and accused protesters of “pounding and kicking the vehicles’ exterior.” 

Tensions escalated late last week after an autopsy commissioned by Clark's family determined that most of the eight fatal police gunshots hit him in the back. Police who shot Clark, who was unarmed, said that he was facing them and that they believed he had a gun.

 
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