Stevante Clark, the brother of an unarmed black man shot and killed last month by police, was arrested Thursday morning for making criminal threats.
Clark was taken into custody around 10:15am for making threats to commit a crime resulting in death or great bodily injury. The 25-year-old was also accused of calling 911 with the intent to annoy or harass.
He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail for criminal threats to another person, felony assault, felony vandalism, and abusing the 911 emergency line.
Stevante Clark, 25, was arrested Thursday morning in California for making criminal threats
He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail for criminal threats to another person, felony assault, felony vandalism, and abusing the 911 emergency line. Clark is pictured above talking with Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn before a meeting of the Sacramento City Council on April 10
The Sacramento Police Department did not provide details on Clark’s arrest, saying the incident was being investigated and more information would be provided later.
Clark is not eligible for bail and has a scheduled court hearing on Friday.
The arrest came the same day as Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched through downtown Sacramento to deliver 100,000 signed petitions demanding the district attorney’s office file charges against the Sacramento officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark in his grandparents’ backyard on March 18.
Police, responding to a call about a person breaking car windows, had said Stephon, 22, was armed but investigators only found a cellphone on the slain father-of-two.
Clark was thrust into the public spotlight days after Stephon’s death when he disrupted a Sacramento City Council meeting centered around the shooting. He later apologized saying at his brother’s funeral that he was sorry for storming into the meeting and yelling at Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.
Clark’s 22-year-old brother, Stephon, was shot and killed last month by Sacramento officers who said he was pointing a gun at them. Investigators found only a cellphone on Stephon
Sonia Lewis, a family member of Clark, told the Sacramento Bee that she did not know why he was arrested but was concerned that he was not getting the proper mental health help.
‘At this point, it’s a processing of his grief as well as continued mental health issues that he’s not addressing,’ she said.
Earlier this month, Clark received voluntary inpatient treatment at the University of California Davis Medical Center. He said that he has been struggling with his mental health since his brother’s death and it was hard to cope because of all the media and community attention.