Police vehicle hits woman protesting over Stephon Clark shooting

Police vehicle hits woman protesting over Stephon Clark shooting
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A police vehicle on Saturday reportedly hit a protester who was participating in a demonstration in Sacramento, Calif., over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.

The woman was hit at about 9 p.m. Saturday by a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department vehicle, ABC News reported.

She was taken to a local hospital and is now in stable condition.

ABC News reported that videos of the incident show officers telling protesters to move out of the way multiple times before two sheriff's vehicles drove forward.


One of the sheriff's vehicles hit a protester, who then fell to the ground, according to ABC.

The incident came amid protests over the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark.

Clark was shot by Sacramento police last month while unarmed in the backyard of his grandmother's house.

The results of an independent autopsy of Clark commissioned by his family revealed he had been struck by eight bullets: six hit his back, one hit his side and the other hit his leg.

The findings contradicted the official police account of the shooting. Officers said they opened fire because Clark began moving toward them aggressively and they believed he had a gun. He was holding a cellphone.

The Sacramento Police Department said in a statement it was awaiting the results of an official autopsy by the country coroner, and would not comment on the case until then.

Demonstrations have broken out in California since reports of the shooting, with protesters gathering at city hall and marching through the city. On Tuesday, protesters blocked entry to a Kings game at the Golden 1 Center.