Last night in Sacramento, California, there were protests over the shooting of Stephon Clark on March 18, 2018. Now charges will be filed against the officers who shot him and the community is outraged.

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The crowd included students, clergy and reporters. According to The Washington Post, “Police began arresting many in the crowd — including longtime Sacramento Bee journalist Dale Kasler. The cops also cuffed 84 other people, claiming that the protesters had ignored orders to leave the streets and that some were suspected of keying cars during the march.”

The arrests have been criticized, including by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg who said in a statement, “I’m very disappointed that the protest ended the way it did. I have many questions about what caused the order to disperse and the subsequent arrests.” He also called out the reporter being detained, “No matter the reason an order to disperse was given, no member of the press should be detained for doing their job.”

There has been outraged over the way Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has handled the case. KCRA reports, “In her analysis, Schubert also gathered information about Clark’s state of mind in the days leading up to the shooting, including a report of domestic violence by the mother of Clark’s children and Clark’s internet search history, which showed he had looked up how to commit suicide.”

Although Schubert said Clark’s death “was not a suicide by cop,” clearly, the insinuation plants a seed that he was emotionally stable, which, in their mind, justifies why he was shot.

In late January, Clark’s family filed a lawsuit against California’s capital city police officers involved in the shooting.

“The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, names the two officers — Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet — as well as the City of Sacramento as defendants,” the New York Times reported. “It seeks at least $20 million in damages and was filed on behalf of Mr. Clark’s two sons, his parents and his grandparents.”

The lawsuit says Clark’s civil rights were violated. “There were other reasonable options available other than shooting and killing,” a lawyer for the family stated in the complaint.

On March 18, 2018, Sacramento police fatally shot 22-year-old Clark 20 times in his grandmother’s backyard during a vandalism investigation. Clark, a father of two, was holding a cell phone.

An autopsy performed by a world-renowned medical examiner determined Clark was shot in the back.

Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Stephon Clark. See photos and videos from the protest below:

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2. Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting

Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting Source:Getty

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4. Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting

Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting Source:Getty

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5. Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting

Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting Source:Getty

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6. Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting

Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting Source:Getty

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7. Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting

Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting Source:Getty

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

8. Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting

Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting Source:Getty

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

9. Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting

Activists Demonstrate In Sacramento Protesting Against Decision Not To Charge The Police Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting Source:Getty

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

10. Sacramento Bee Reporter Dale Kasler Who Was Arrested

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