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Stephon Clark was shot and killed by police officers in his grandmother’s backyard on March 18, 2018. He was unarmed. He was black. Last month, the Sacramento DA decided not to press charges against the two officers who fatally shot Clark citing an honest and “reasonable” threat to the police officers’ safety. In California, and across much of America, the word reasonable is enough to get officers off the hook when deadly force is used. Will the California state Legislature change that?
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.