Sacramento Protests Put Mayor and Sheriff at Odds

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg criticized County Sheriff Scott Jones for his department’s handling of recent protests over the police shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark.

“I wasn't pleased with what I saw Saturday night. At all,” he said Monday in an interview with Capital Public Radio.

Steinberg isn’t the only one. The department is facing tough questions after video from Saturday’s protests captured a deputy striking a protester with his vehicle. The department has since said the officer was unaware he had hit the woman, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Steinberg and Jones have butted heads in the past over the issue of immigration. Jones is also in the hot seat this week for suggesting that the protesters are being paid to demonstrate

Navigating the community unrest in Sacramento has proved difficult for county and city officials alike. Last week, the deceased’s brother Stevonte Clark made headlines when he commandeered a Sacramento City Council meeting, at one point climbing on the mayor’s desk and shouting in his face.



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