Cleveland was hospitalized with bruises on her head and arm. The protester was hit after officers issued multiple warnings to back away from their vehicle.
A statement from the sheriff's department released prior to Monday described the collision as happening at "slow speeds", surrounded by protesters "yelling while pounding and kicking the vehicles' exterior". "The vehicle just sped off". In a news statement, Hampton said "vandals in the crowd" caused "scratches, dents and a shattered rear window" to the sheriff's vehicle, per the Sacramento Bee.
"The damage to the vehicle was not a result of the collision involving the pedestrian but was caused by vandals in the crowd", Hampton said.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, while the sheriff's department conducts an internal review. However, protests against police brutality and race relations go back farther than the Civil Rights era in the U.S. Demonstrations, in general, have been on the rise since Trump took office; between January 21, 2017 to December 31, 2017, there were over 8,700 protests in the country.
The radio traffic continues with deputies saying they will need support from the Sheriff's Department helicopter because of the crowd, which was protesting the March 18 shooting death of Clark by Sacramento police officers. The two officers, responding to reports of auto break-ins in the neighborhood, said they believed Clark to be armed, though he was found with only his cellphone in hand.
"It's more than color", Barnes told the crowd. Barnes said, "It comes down to wrong and right", at the rally. An independent autopsy reportedly suggests Clark was shot at least six times in the back by police while he was standing in his grandmother's back yard.
Rich Pedroncelli-Associated Press Salena Manni, the fiancee of police shooting victim Stephon Clark, holds the couple's son, Aiden as she and Clark's uncle, Curtis Gordon attend a rally aimed at ensuring Clark's memory and calling for police reform. Authorities have not released the full report. I will never allow a cop to touch me again, " she said before the accident. The city and police officials have yet to respond to the findings of Dr. Omalu.
Police released video of Clark's shooting 72 hours after it happened.
Last week, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana police department was forced to fire one of the officers involved in the 2016 murder of Alton Sterling following mass demonstrations against a recent decision to not pursue charges against either of the two officers involved in the killing. The comment came about seven minutes after Clark was shot multiple times, and it has led to suspicions of a cover-up among some residents.