Justice for Stephon Clark: Fire Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet from the Sacramento PD

Justice for Stephon Clark: Fire Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet from the Sacramento PD

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Sasha Ryu started this petition to Sacramento Police Department and

On Mar. 18, 2018, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was standing in his grandmother’s backyard when two Sacramento police officers named Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet shot and killed the unarmed father of two.

Earlier that night, the Sacramento PD received a report that someone on Clark’s street was vandalizing car windows. When officers arrived on the scene, they spotted Clark, suspected the worst, and charged, guns drawn. Clark, scared, began to run. Body cam footage of the incident reveals one of the officers repeatedly yelling “Show me your hands!” However, not even a second after Clark turned around and held out his cellphone, the officers fired 20 rounds of bullets at the young man. In total, Mercadal and Robinet hit Clark eight times within 23 seconds of their arrival.

Even after Clark fell to the ground, the officers refused to check if he was okay — screaming, “Show me your hands!” from across the lawn. After waiting five minutes, they finally approached his body. Clark was pronounced dead not even a minute later.

Despite the fact that Mercadal and Robinet abandoned all that they’d learned in their department’s de-escalation training sessions, Sacramento’s former District Attorney ruled that no excessive force was used. All members law enforcement involved have since returned to the line of duty. 

Sign this petition to demand that officers Robinet and Clark be fired from the Sacramento PD immediately.

To watch a "frame-by-frame analysis" of the footage, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Qsx2QMRlU

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