The Latest: Sacramento Kings partner with Black Lives Matter

The Latest: Sacramento Kings partner with Black Lives Matter
Mariah Jones, second from left, hug her husband, Jamarr Jones as they leave the wake for police shooting victim, Stephon Clark at the Bayside of South Sacramento Church, known as BOSS Church, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Clark, who was unarmed, was shot and killed by Sacramento Police Officers, Sunday, March 18, 2018. A another mourner, right, holds the couples daughter Amina Jones, 2. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police (all times local):

8:05 a.m.

The Sacramento Kings basketball team says it is partnering with Black Lives Matter and is creating an education fund for the children of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man fatally shot by police in California’s capital city.

The statement posted on the Kings’ website follows protests over the killing that have twice blocked fans from entering Golden 1 Center, the NBA team’s downtown arena.

The Kings also say they are partnering with a group of local leaders called “Build. Black. Coalition.” to support what it terms “transformational change” for black communities in Sacramento.

Clarks’ funeral is scheduled Thursday. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy.


11:15 p.m.

A funeral will be held today for a 22-year-old unarmed black man killed by police in California’s capital city, which is on edge after days of unrest.

The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to give the eulogy for Stephon Clark at Thursday’s funeral at Bayside of South Sacramento church.

Some mourners are predicting increased unrest beyond the unruly but mostly nonviolent protests that have disrupted traffic and two professional basketball games since the March 18 shooting.

Family members and authorities are calling for calm.

Two Sacramento police officers who were responding to a report of someone breaking car windows fatally shot Clark in his grandparents’ backyard. Police say they thought Clark was holding a gun. He was found with a cellphone.

Some have called for the officers to face criminal charges.