SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The family of a man shot to death by Sacramento Police has filed a claim with the city of Sacramento in anticipation of a wrongful death lawsuit.

The City of Sacramento said the claim seeks “in excess of $15 million” in damages to cover loss of financial support, funeral expenses, attorney fees and punitive damages.

Clark was shot to death in the backyard of a relative’s home on March 18. Officers in body camera video that was released following the shooting could be heard saying Clark had a gun, and in initial releases, the Sacramento Police Department stated a weapon was found. Later, it was released that the item was a cellphone.

The shooting prompted protests in Sacramento where freeways were blocked as well as the entrance to the Golden 1 Center ahead of a Sacramento Kings game.

The claim filed on Tuesday must be filed before a lawsuit against the city can take place.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is still investigating the shooting, though both officers involved have since returned to work.


  1. Bob Smogango says:

    That family is sleazy. They set up a GoFund Me and raised $68K to pay for the guy’s funeral, so they already got money for that. Loss of Financial Support? From whom? Stephan? That guy hardly made any money, legally that is.

    What a crock. This family should be charged for all of the money the City has paid out in hiring extra police for all of the protests, and any property damage caused by protestors, etc.. I’m sure that will eat up whatever amount they are seeking.

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