The family of Stephon Clark has retained the national civil rights attorney who represented the families of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

On Sunday, March 18, Clark, an unarmed 22-year-old black man, was shot dead in his grandmother’s backyard by Sacramento police. Officers were responding to a 911 call about of man attempting to break into cars when they approached Clark, firing 20 shots before killing him.


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In a press release, Crump said the shooting death of Clark is an, "all-too-common tragedy."

"It is yet another troubling example of a young, unarmed black man being shot by police under highly questionable circumstances," Crump continued in his press release. "From what we have seen so far, Sacramento law enforcement’s actions – both before and after the shooting – have raised more questions than provided answers. All of us who are committed to social justice are demanding full transparency and answers as to how these tragic events unfolded.”