Prominent Pathologist’s Report Sparks More Controversy Over Stephon Clark’s Shooting
Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was hired by the Clark family's legal team, said Stephon Clark was shot six times in the back, while the Sacramento County coroner’s office found that he was hit three times in the back and seven overall. Neither Omalu nor civil rights attorney Ben Crump provided an actual copy of the private autopsy report, and a lawsuit on behalf of Clark's family expected a month ago has yet to be filed.
Dueling Autopsies Stir Controversy Over Sacramento Police Shooting Of Stephon Clark
The official Sacramento County coroner's report released Tuesday on the police shooting death of Stephon Clark contradicts some of the medical findings and most of the opinions of a private forensic pathologist hired by Clark's family, who announced to a bank of news reporters a month ago that the 22-year-old, unarmed black man wasn't facing the officers when they opened fire on March 18. (Emslie and Small, 5/2)
Stephon Clark: Dr. Bennet Omalu Defends Private Autopsy, Lawyers Release Photo
The private pathologist who said Stephon Clark had been shot six times in the back by Sacramento police issued a full-throated defense Wednesday night, rejecting the Sacramento County coroner’s autopsy findings that he was wrong as “inaccurate.” Dr. Bennet Omalu, a prominent pathologist hired by Clark’s legal team, released a black and white photo of Clark’s corpse with bullet wounds and said the county autopsy report that found only three bullet wounds in the back was wrong. (Stanton, 5/2)