Expert in officer-involved shootings says Stephon Clark being shot in the back 6 times doesn’t prove anything

Jalil Taylor, 13, holds a sign as he joins others at a rally aimed at ensuring the memory of police shooting victim Stephon Clark and calling for police reform, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The gathering comes nearly two weeks after Clark, who was unarmed, was shot and killed by two Sacramento police officers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The doctor who performed the second autopsy on the body of Stephon Clark confirmed Clark was shot a total of eight times, six of which were in the back.

Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man, was killed by officers earlier this month in Sacramento, California while they were answering a call about a person breaking car windows.

Ed Obayashi, a legal expert who has reviewed hundreds of officer involved shootings and is the current deputy sheriff/legal advisor for Plumas County, says the autopsy results are nothing unusual and don’t prove Clark was targeted for his ethnicity, despite public outcry.

He also holds the opinion that the spread of viral videos on social media have ignited passion around a problem that doesn’t actually exist in the legal system.

He joined Jack Armstrong & Joe Getty explain. Listen to their conversation below.


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