The City of Sacramento, California has agreed to pay $2.4 million to the sons of Stephon Clark (and their lawyers), who was killed by Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet on March 18, 2018, notes KXTV.
The 22-year-old black man was executed in the backyard of his grandmother’s house while he had a cell phone in his hand.
Police received a call about a suspect breaking into cars in the neighborhood and dispatched officers and a helicopter operator who claimed Clark was “running for the front yard” and then “looking into another car in between the fence and the front yard.”
Police helicopter video shows the officers firing at Clark after he has been hit on is laying on the ground.
The Sacramento County district attorney said on March 2, 2019, that Mercadal and Robinet would not be charged, had probable cause to stop Clark and were legally justified in the use of deadly force on the unarmed man.