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Stephon Clark was facing away from police when they shot him, lawyer says

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Family attorney says independent autopsy contradicts police claims the unarmed man was charging at them

Stephon Clark, the unarmed California man killed by police in his grandmother’s backyard, was facing away from the officers when they fired and hit him seven times from behind, the family’s attorney announced Friday, saying an independent autopsy revealed falsehoods in law enforcement’s narrative.

The 22-year-old father of two also did not die instantly and was alive for about three to 10 minutes while police failed to provide him medical aid and instead yelled commands at him and handcuffed him, according to the doctor who conducted an autopsy for Clark’s loved ones.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/30/stephon-clark-shooting-death-police-autopsy-latest