Sacramento Woman Hit By Cop Car During Stephon Clark Protest 

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Paula Rogo Apr, 02, 2018

On Saturday night, a woman was involved in an alleged hit-and-run incident with a police car, while she was protesting the killing of Stephon Clark.

Wanda Cleveland, 61, says she sustained minor injuries when the car hit her right leg. The incident was caught on video by a bystander.

“He never even stopped. It was a hit-and-run,” Cleveland told the Sacramento Bee. “If I did that, I’d be charged. It’s disregard for human life.”

The city of Sacramento endured heavy demonstrations all weekend after an independent autopsy revealed that an unarmed Clark was shot a total of eight times by two police officers. The shooting happened in his grandparents’ backyard; six of those shots were in the back.

In the alleged hit-and-run video, protestors could be seen surrounding the cop car, the Washington Post reports.

“A group of what appears to be about two dozen people approach a Sacramento County sheriff police cruiser and surround it…The cruiser’s lights flash and the siren blares,” the Washington Post writes. “Another cruiser pulls up behind in an apparent move to back up the first vehicle…After a few moments, the first cruiser slowly pulls forward, and a woman emerges from the crowd in between the vehicles, both SUVs.”

The second police vehicle then struck Cleveland. 

According to CNN, the incident is now being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.
 

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