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Sheriff's Deputy Vehicle Hits Sacramento Protester: Police

In the evening additional protests took place at outside of a basketball game, between the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks, and the sheriff's office

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    Sheriff's Deputy Vehicle Reportedly Hits Protester at Stephon Clark Protest

    A Sacramento sheriff's deputy's vehicle reportedly hit a protester at the Stephon Clark rally in Sacramento Saturday night.

    (Published Sunday, April 1, 2018)

    A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department vehicle hit a protester at the Stephon Clark rally in Sacramento Saturday night, police said.

    Spokesman Sergeant Shaun Hampton confirmed that the vehicle hit the pedestrian at a low speed, and the person was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

    About 8:40 p.m., Hampton said, protesters surrounded two police vehicles traveling west on Florin Road from Stockton Boulevard. The protesters "began yelling while pounding and kicking the vehicles’ exterior" before the person was hit. The "vehicle sustained scratches, dents, and a shattered rear window."

    The department "is conducting an internal review of the incident and the California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision," Shaun added.

    Video Shows Sheriff's SUV Driving at Stephon Clark Rally

    [NATL] Video Shows Sheriff's SUV Driving at Stephon Clark Rally

    A video taken during a Stephon Clark rally in Sacramento purportedly shows a sheriff's SUV striking a protester at low speed. Police confirmed that a person was hit by a police vehicle, and that person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

    (Published Sunday, April 1, 2018)

    Stephon Clark's family joined hundreds of people at a rally calling for police reform nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old, unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento officers in his grandmother's backyard.

    Later in the evening, additional protests took place at outside of a basketball game, between the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks, and the sheriff's office.

    The night before, several hundred protesters marched through downtown for nearly four hours, with Black Lives Matter Sacramento leaders diffusing tensions on several occasions to keep the march peaceful.