Stephon Clark

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Woman Hit By Sheriff's Vehicle At Protest Over Death Of Stefon Clark In Sacramento

April 01, 2018 - 4:37 pm

SACRAMENTO (1010 WINS) -- Crowds witnessed more violence as they gathered Saturday night for a protest over the death of Stefon Clark in Sacramento.

A video shows a sheriff’s deputy vehicle hitting a demonstrator. Legal observer Guy Danilowitz was there.

“A woman was walking in between the two vehicles, stopped in front of the deputy’s vehicle, put up her hand in a stop sign, and the vehicle accelerated and struck her – accelerated very fast and struck her violently,” Danilowitz said. “She fell to the ground and the deputies then sped off.”

Just before that, a voice from the vehicle could be heard on a loudspeaker saying, “Back away from my car.”

The California Highway Patrol is investigating.

Clark’s family was at the vigil as hundreds of people called for reforms following the killing of the 22-year-old unarmed man by Sacramento police officers, who thought his phone was a gun.

On Saturday, private autopsy released by the family revealed Clark was shot from behind.