The 23-year-old father of two was killed on Sunday night after police fired 20 shots at him in a response to a 911 call that a man was smashing car windows. The video shows the police yelling ”GUN”! before shooting Clark. They soon discovered he was only carrying an iPhone.
The officers, whose names have not been released, were placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, Sacramento is in its second year of reforms created after an elderly man with a pocket knife was murdered by the police. Additional measures include using body cams and requiring footage of all officer-involved shootings to be released within 3o days of an incident.
The Washington Post tracks the number of individuals shot and killed by the police annually. The current count for 2018 is 232 people.