SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The brother of Stephon Clark met with Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg yesterday.
In a Facebook post, Stevante Clark said he and the mayor spoke at city hall. Stevante says the mayor expressed interest in opening more community youth centers.READ MORE: Trailblazer Flew Through Glass Ceilings As First Female African American Pilot To Fly U-2 Aircraft
Stephon Clark was shot and killed by Sacramento police officers in March after officers mistook the cell phone in his hand for a gun. The shooting prompted protests and national attention as part of the larger discussion over police brutality.
In the aftermath of Stephon’s shooting, Stevante disrupted a city council meeting and embarked on an emotional tirade inside the chambers in front of Mayor Steinberg.READ MORE: Pressure Behind The Wheel: Sacramento Mover Drove Historic Victorian Mansion Through San Francisco
Since the incident in city council chambers, Steinberg has pushed for mental health awareness in the city’s African American community.
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Stevante, after Tuesday’s meeting, says the two plan to meet again in two weeks.