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Stephon Clark’s brother on mental health struggles and why he doesn’t want anyone sharing video of police shooting

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Stephon Clark’s brother on mental health struggles and why he doesn’t want anyone sharing video of police shooting

Stevante Clark, the brother of Stephon Clark, attended a city council meeting and opened up about how he has had to seek mental health treatment since his brother’s death at the hands of Sacramento police officers.

Stevante Clark, who made headlines two weeks ago when he jumped up on the table to confront the mayor, was invited to the front to speak. He shook Mayor Darrell Steinberg‘s hand and sat beside Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn.

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Clark said he wanted the media and others to stop sharing the footage of his brother’s death. According to Clark, the repeated exposure to that footage is damaging to his family, and it’s difficult to see that footage over and over again.

Clark also opened up about his recent mental health struggles. After police were called to a hotel where he and his family were staying, Clark decided to seek treatment.

The mayor assured Clark that mental health issues were “nothing to be ashamed of.”

“We’ll help you. Everybody wants to help you,” Steinberg said, according to the New York Daily News. 

“My heart is gone,” Clark said. “Emotions, feelings…”

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The city council discussed the new policy put in place by the Sacramento Police Department concerning when police officers can turn off their body cams or their microphones.

Police can turn off their body cams if they are dealing with a victim of sexual assault, if they are speaking to a medical professional, if someone refuses to provide a statement on camera, or if their supervisor instructs them to turn it off.

However, the new policy requires police to verbally express why they are turning their cameras or microphones off before doing so.

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This new policy was instituted following the outrage over Sacramento police officers muting their body cameras after the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark.

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