Beyond The Badge: Sacramento’s Stephon Clark Shooting & The Latest On Alton Sterling

BTB #1This week, Law Enforcement and Security Analyst Vincent Hill discusses the Stephon Clark police shooting death in Sacramento, CA and he explains why the shooting was justified. If you aren’t familiar with the case, Clark was shot 20 times by officers in Sacramento, CA Sunday night because officers believed he was carrying a gun. In reality, Clark was only carrying his cell phone.

Then, the latest news from Baton Rouge where Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced he will not seek charges against Officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake in the shooting death of Alton Sterling in 2016.

In July 2016, Officers Salamoni and Lake were called to a convenient store to confront Alton Sterling, who had a firearm that was hidden in one of his pockets. Sterling didn’t comply with the officers and a struggle ensued after Sterling had been tased. After the taser showed no effect, the officers pulled their guns and things quickly escalated leading to Sterling being shot and killed.

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