DA Won’t Press Charges in Clark Protest Arrests

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SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday that it would not file charges against the 84 people arrested Monday during a protest in East Sacramento.

The group held a march in the affluent Fabulous 40’s neighborhood to protest the DA’s decision to not charge the two officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark nearly a year ago.

Those arrested included two journalists and several clergy. The Sacramento Bee’s Dale Kasler was also briefly placed in custody but was released without a citation.

“I feel like that was the right choice. (The protestors) were not given the opportunity to disperse properly,” Will Coburn, a student journalist at Sacramento State, told FOX40. “There was a lot of confusion that, in my opinion, was done by how the police handled the situation, so it was the only right action she had at this point was to drop all the charges.”

Coburn was one of the people arrested on Monday.

A constitutional law professor told FOX40 on Thursday that it was unlikely any of the protesters would actually face charges.

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