Mayor Steinberg's statement on completion of Stephon Clark shooting investigation
Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn announced Thursday that his department had completed its investigation into the March 18 fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by two department officers. The findings of the investigation were handed over to Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and the State Department of Justice, which will conduct their own reviews.
Here is Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s response to the Police Department announcement:
“I understand and respect how anxious our community, the Clark family, and the police department itself are to have a conclusion reached on the Stephon Clark tragedy. As the Mayor of the City, I am likewise anxious for a timely and just outcome. The investigation now moves to the necessary next phase. I am hopeful that the District Attorney and the Attorney General will move expeditiously to reach their findings and recommendations.
Our City and Police Department have not waited for the investigation to be complete to work with our community to make important changes to our policies and procedures. Changing the foot pursuit policy to reduce confrontations and requiring the use of body worn cameras is only a start.
Our focus remains the same as in the days following this tragedy, reexamining our police practices,, avoiding unnecessary risks to both community members and police officers, addressing implicit bias, and aggressively confronting
the underlying poverty that exists in far too many Sacramento neighborhoods
The death of one more young man of color is one too many.”