Mar 5, 2019

California AG: Sacramento officers face no charges for Stephon Clark's killing

A mourner holds a photo of police shooting victim Stephon Clark. Photo: Jeff Chiu-Pool/Getty Images

The 2 Sacramento police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, in his grandmother’s backyard last year will not face criminal prosecution, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday.

Backdrop: This comes after Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said Saturday that Officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet, who shot Clark 8 times, broke no laws and will face "no criminal liability." Clark's shooting has gained national attention and led to public outcry for police reform and improved police-community relations.

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WHO won't call coronavirus a pandemic as cases spread

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The World Health Organization will not yet call the coronavirus a pandemic, claiming that needs across affected countries are too varied and the classification would increase fear, per a briefing Monday.

The big picture: As South Korea and Italy stepped up emergency measures in efforts to thwart the spread of the virus, WHO expressed concern about infections with no clear link to China. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,620 people and infected almost 80,000 others, with all but 27 deaths occurring in mainland China.

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The global scramble to contain the coronavirus

Taking precaution, in the Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

The coronavirus is spreading quickly in cities nowhere near Wuhan, China, and the window to prevent a global pandemic is narrowing.

Zoom in: Here's a look at what comes with a coronavirus outbreak in communities outside China that have been hardest hit so far.

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