Unarmed Stephon Clark was shot eight times — mostly in the back — by two Sacramento police officers in his grandmother’s backyard, according to an independent autopsy released Friday.
…”This independent autopsy affirms that Stephon was not a threat to police and was slain in another senseless police killing under increasingly questionable circumstances,” said Benjamin Crump, a high-profile civil rights attorney hired by Clark’s family.
…Crump said the results directly contradict the narrative from Sacramento police and shows Clark wasn’t a threat.
…The narrative that had been put forth is that they had to open fire because he was charging at them.
…Clark didn’t immediately die from his wounds, he said, even though just one of the wounds could have been fatal on its own.
Authorities have said several minutes passed before Clark was treated because of fears he was armed.
“Whether you’re fatally wounded or not you should receive immediate and timely medical and surgical intervention,” Omalu said, citing the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
She survived after being shot in the head “because of the timely, immediate medical and surgical intervention,” he said, adding “every minute you wait decreases the probability of survival.”
We’re at a point in our society where officers sworn ot uphold the law and protect the citizenry from harm routinely murder the very citizens they are sworn to protect and afterwards lie about the circumstances of these cold-blooded killings to justify their actions and normalize their dangerous incompetence, inability to think calmly under pressure, and clearly racist paranoias.
If a civilian committed these acts we would be calling for the death penalty. Until we treat violent murderers in police uniforms the same as we would a poor person of color we are a nation without law and order.