SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) on Monday released additional audio and video from the March 18 shooting death of Stephon Clark.
The newly released material includes 23 in-car camera videos (ICC) 28 body-worn camera videos (BWC), two 9-1-1 audio files and remaining video from the Sacramento Sheriff Department’s helicopter. The SPD initially released audio three days after the fatal shooting of 911 calls about a suspect breaking into cars in the area and videos include helicopter footage, and body camera footage from both the two police officers who fired at Clark,22, killing him.
City Council policy on Police Use of Force mandates that the SPD release video and audio associated with police involved shootings to the public within 30 days. This week’s release meets that one-month requirement.
According to the SPD, the BWC and ICC videos contained in the released material depict officers responding to the scene after the officer-involved shooting occurred, and their activities upon arrival. The time frame, a statement from the SPD reads, is from when the officers begin their response to when the Sacramento Fire Department declared Clark deceased. The helicopter footage begins at the end-point of the previous release to the end of the footage. The audio files consist of two 9-1-1 transfer calls from the California Highway Patrol.
As with the previously released material, some parts have been redacted and muted.
**Warning: Video is graphic.**
By Genoa Barrow
OBSERVER Senior Staff Writer