The brother of an unarmed black man shot and killed by Sacramento, Calif., police officers interrupted a city council meeting Tuesday night to demand justice.
Stevante Clark, chanting his brother’s name, Stephon Clark, stormed down the aisle toward Mayor Darrell Steinberg and members of Sacramento City Council. He climbed onto a desk and shouted down the mayor as more protesters poured into the chambers.
The grief-stricken brother briefly went before the microphone and breathlessly blasted the city administration until Steinberg brought the meeting to halt. More protesters were waiting outside to enter the chambers.
Police said at least one person was arrested outside city hall for assaulting an officer, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Steinberg planned to resume the council meeting Wednesday afternoon but ultimately decided not to reconvene out of respect for a wake for 22-year-old Stephon Clark, the man fatally shot by two police officers in his grandmother’s backyard on March 18.
The gun officers believed Clark was holding turned out to be a cell phone.
The officers, who were responding to a report of someone breaking car windows, fired 20 rounds at Clark. They have not been identified.
The protesters that gathered at Sacramento City Hall marched to the Golden 1 Center, locking down the mostly-empty arena as the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks were playing. Only about 4,000 spectators were able to make it to the game before the doors were closed.
Also on Tuesday, California’s attorney general office joined the investigation into the fatal police shooting in hopes of bringing “faith and transparency” to the case.