The city of Sacramento has agreed to pay the children of Stephon Clark who was fatally shot last year by the Sacramento police department.
According to court documents released on Thursday, a quarter of the money will go to the families attorneys while the rest will go into a trust fund for his two children who are currently 2 and 5 years old. They will have access to the money once they become 22 and 25 years old.
The Sacramento man was gunned down in his grandparent’s backyard in march of 2018 based on a report on vandalism. Police said they thought Clark, who was 23 had a gun as well. However, it turned out they were wrong on both accounts becuase he only had a cell phone. The officers shot him several times.
Clark’s family filed a 20 million dollar wrongful, death suit in January accusing the two officers involved, Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet of violating his constitutional rights. The city was also named in the federal civil rights complaint.
According to CBS Sacramento, a verbal settlement was reached in June between the city and Clark’s family, the details of which were only made public until Thursday.
Thursday’s settlement is pending approval by a judge.