On Thursday night, protesters blocked a major freeway then surrounded the arena where the NBA's Sacramento Kings were playing, keeping most fans out of the game. The Kings eventually chose to start playing even though many fans were blocked from entering, leaving the arena mostly empty during the game.
Activists and protesters have criticized the Sacramento Police Department for putting out what they say was inaccurate news in the days after the shooting of Stephon Clark.
Finally, police officers decide to approach his lifeless body, discovering that the object they saw in Clark's possession was his cellphone.
Sacramento resident Vanessa Cullars said she has lost two family members to police violence.
Temple said Chief Daniel Hahn was a friend of his and that he appreciated the police force releasing video of the shooting, "but that has to stop".
That is when the police officers yelled at him to show his hands. The 911 caller told police that a man had "busted both my truck windows out, and he's in people's backyards right now".
Seth Stoughton, a former Tampa police officer and University of SC law professor, said the officers' body cam footage offered "very little useful visual information" and served mainly as a "powerful reminder" of that type of camera's limits.
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Toni Foreman, who lives across the street, said she was shocked to learn that Rollins might have been involved in the shooting. Charles County sheriff's spokeswoman Diane Richardson said the sheriff's office forensic unit responded to the scene as well.
"We are looking into every aspect of this tragic killing, how this young man was executed in his backyard, especially in light of the fact that he had no gun", Crump said.
"Any peace officer who has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a public offense may use reasonable force to effect the arrest, to prevent escape or to overcome resistance". It is dark outside and a flashlight from one body camera briefly shows the backyard, but the man is not visible.
Clark, it turned out, had no weapon, only a cellphone.
In video recorded by two officers' body cameras and from the helicopter, police yelled, "Hey, show me your hands".
According to the Sacramento Police Department, Clark was seen breaking into at least three vehicles and a neighbor's home.
"Let's hit him a couple of times with that before we uh-" the officer says, though it appears the suggestion was heeded. "Stop! Stop!" officers could be heard shouting.
Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn, the city's first black police chief, promised transparency and to work for better community relations since he took charge a year ago. City Councilman Larry Carr decried the loss of life and said police must provide timely information.
"The Sacramento Police Department recognizes the significance of this incident and the impact it has on our community", the department wrote on its Facebook page Wednesday. Per department policy, the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave.