Watertown Daily Times | Demands for police reforms follow Stephon Clark’s killing in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — During another day of protests Saturday, there was a growing call for police reforms beyond the outcome of the investigation into the killing of an unarmed African-American man by Sacramento officers last month.

The shooting of Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard has sparked a national outcry, which was heightened when an independent autopsy performed on behalf of his family determined that officers shot him from behind six times.

Clark’s death March 18 has heightened long-standing tensions between Sacramento police and the city’s black community. In Clark’s neighborhood, some residents said they are afraid of the police.

On Saturday, activists called for a new approach from the…

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