Society & Culture
Leid Stories—Probes of Police Killings of Stephon Clark (Sacramento) and Saheed Vassell (Brooklyn) Follow Familiar Path—04.12.18
Leid Stories follows up on two controversial police killings—the killing of Stephon Clark, 22, by two Sacramento Police Department officers on March 8, and the killing of Saheed Vassell, 34, by four New York Police Department officers in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on April 4.
The families of both men contacted well-known civil-rights leader the Rev. Alfred Sharpton in their time of grief and he and noted attorney Benjamin Crump are once again teamed up as advisors helping the grieving families deal with the complexities of the unexpected tragedies in their lives and the expected resistance of the local police departments to fully cooperate in the families’ independent probes.
Leid Stories says the time has come for key players in tragedies like these to change their tactics with respect to dealing with police killings.
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