Video from Saturday night time reveals the second when a Sacramento County deputy’s car hit a demonstrator who was protesting the capturing of unarmed black man Stephon Clark. You possibly can see it occur starting at zero:24 within the footage above. The car appars stationary at first, then strikes ahead whereas the protester was nonetheless standing in entrance.

“Oh my God!” yelled a bystander.

Clark’s capturing demise by native police on March 18 sparked recurring protests after it was revealed that he was unarmed. An post-mortem commissioned by an lawyer for his household reportedly confirmed that he was shot within the again and aspect. This confirmed that he was not a menace to officers, mentioned the lawyer.

Protesters continued yesterday, and a witness put the blame for the visitors incident on deputies. She advised KCRA that the driving force “determined he was in a rush, and hit one of many protesters who was on the curbside of the road, after which ran.”

A press launch from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Division mentioned it was protesters who had been aggressive, surrounding the SUV and one other SCSD car, pounding and kicking the automobiles. They mentioned the protester sustained minors accidents, and the collision occurred at a gradual pace.

Deputies mentioned vandals scratched and dented the car, and broke the uncommon window. The SCSD and California Excessive Patrol are investigating this incident.

[Screengrab from Guy Danilowitz via KCRA]