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Family Of Derrick Clark Jr. Alleged Police Shot Him In Back 8 Times, Mocked his Lifeless Body & Sent A Dog To Attack His Corpse

In #Oregon, a lawsuit alleges a tragic event where 24-year-old Derrick Clark Jr., a Black man, was fatally shot in the back by police officers following a pursuit. The incident occurred on June 18, 2022, after Clark failed to stop for a traffic violation. Despite Clark running away without pointing his discarded gun at the officers, he was shot eight times. 

Shockingly, the lawsuit claims that officers did not provide medical aid to Clark; instead, they mocked him, detonated explosives near him, and allowed a dog to attack his body. This conduct occurred in Clackamas County, where Black individuals comprise only 1.4% of the population. 

The updated lawsuit details a horrific scene where officers allegedly neglected Clark for over two hours, contributing to his death by failing to offer necessary medical assistance. Clackamas County officials have not commented on the allegations. The family's lawsuit, initially filed in December, was updated with these details to address defendants' concerns about vagueness.

We'll continue to follow this story for updates.

Link: AP News 


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