Feds Won’t Pursue Charges Against Officers in Stephon Clark’s Death

Sacramento Police Shooting
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Federal authorities will not pursue civil rights charges against two Sacramento police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2018, officials said Thursday.

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California and the FBI said in a statement Thursday that a federal review found "found insufficient evidence to support federal criminal civil rights charges" against the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, 22, NBC News reported.

"Accordingly, the investigation into this incident has been closed," the Justice Department said in a statement, calling the review careful and thorough.

The March 18, 2018, shooting sparked protests. In early March, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that the two officers involved would not be charged.

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