SACRAMENTO - For the first time the public is getting a scientific look in the case of Stephon Clark after his family hired an acclaimed pathologist to conduct an independent autopsy.
The 22-year-old Sacramento man was shot and killed in his grandmother’s backyard. The autopsy showed he was eight times by Sacramento police officer’s bullets.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was hired by the Clark family, says the forensic evidence entrance and exit wounds show Clark could not have been advancing toward officers when they opened fire.
Which allegedly contradicts the Sacramento police version of what happened.
“The proposition that has been presented that he was assailing the officers, meaning he was facing the officers is inconsistent with the prevailing forensic evidence, as documented at autopsy,” Omalu said.
Omalu says Clark didn’t die right away, adding the minute’s police waited before requesting medical aid might have been a window of time in which Clark could have been saved.
Sacramento authorities have decided not to comment until the county’s coroner’s office releases its own autopsy result.