City of Sacramento Police Department

Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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For Immediate Release No. 20190302-016
Saturday, March 02, 2019

Conclusion of Sacramento County District Attorney’s Investigation

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office has announced their investigation and review of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on March 18th, 2018, in the 7500 block of 29th Street is complete.

Today, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office concluded that “The evidence in this case demonstrates that both officers had an honest and reasonable belief that they were in imminent danger of death or great bodily injury. Therefore, the shooting of Mr. Clark was lawful, and no criminal charges will be filed.”

To review news and materials on the Stephon Clark case published by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, please Click Here

Click Here to view a timeline with investigative benchmarks related to this incident.

The Sacramento Police Department recognizes the significant impact this incident has had on our community. We understand the challenges that we face as we work together to heal our community, build trust and move forward. We are committed to building healthy neighborhoods in our city, where every person has an opportunity to thrive. We will continue to work together with our community to ensure our city is policed safely and effectively.

The Sacramento Police Department has conducted a preliminary review of this incident and has made key policy changes intended to improve how our agency handles similar circumstances in the future. Since March of 2018, our department has strengthened our policy related to the use of body-worn cameras and implemented a policy designed to make all parties safer in the event of a foot pursuit. Click Here for the summary of the preliminary review.

 “It is our responsibility to continually examine all our policies and practices for any opportunity to improve how we police our community. We are committed to that on-going work as a permanent part of who we are as a department.” -Chief Daniel Hahn

The State of California Department of Justice has not yet disclosed the findings of its independent investigation into this matter. Once their findings have been reported, we will conduct a final policy review covering whether the specific use of force during the incident complied with department policy. As soon as this review is complete, we will share information in compliance with Senate Bill 1421.

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