City of Sacramento settles lawsuit with Stephon Clark's family, agrees to pay $1.7 million

The city of Sacramento will pay Stephon Clark's parents $1.7 million after settling a lawsuit filed by the family. This is on top of the $2.4 million the city already gave to Clark's two children through a 2019 wrongful death settlement. Clark was shot and killed March 18, 2018, in his grandparents' backyard in south Sacramento. Officers were responding to a call about a person breaking car windows at night when a Sacramento County sheriff’s helicopter led officers to Clark, who began to run away. The two responding officers believed he was armed and fired 20 rounds at Clark, police said. Investigators later discovered Clark was holding a cellphone and not armed.