California AG joins investigation into shooting of unarmed black man
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is planning to provide “independent oversight” in the investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento earlier this month.
“I stand together with Sacramento law enforcement, city and community leaders to announce that the California Department of Justice will lend our experience to ensure the investigation into the tragic death of Stephon Clark is fair, thorough, and impartial,” Becerra said in a Tuesday statement.
“We take on this responsibility in full recognition of the importance of getting it right — because there is nothing more important than respect and trust between law enforcement and the communities that they are sworn to protect as we work to keep all Californians safe.”
Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn on Tuesday called the death of Stephon Clark “a tragedy that no one wants to see or experience.”
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