Rev. Sharpton Pledges Support for Family of Stephon Clark, Unarmed 22-yr Old Killed by Police—
March 21, 2018 (New York, NY) Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton spoke to the mother of Stephon Clark, the unarmed young man who was killed by Sacramento police officers while holding his cell phone on Sunday. He pledged support to Sequette Clark and her son’s family and said he will be in California within the next week to ensure he has a proper burial and to aid in the fight for justice.
According to Rev. Sharpton: “It is an atrocity that an unarmed young man was shot at twenty times in his own backyard and shows the urgent need in these times for intervention against police misconduct. We will call for a complete and thorough investigation into this young man’s death.”
The family of Stephon Clark has been communicating with NAN California senior leadership, Rev. K.W. Tullos and Rev. Shane Harris about next steps in the pursuit of justice.