New footage from a dashboard camera affixed to a police vehicle in Sacramento shows the moment the cruiser hits a 61-year-old protester at a Stephon Clark vigil — and speeding off without stopping.
The new video, which was acquired CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal, was recorded from within a second Sacramento Sheriff's Department cruiser behind the SUV that hit protester Wanda Cleveland during the Saturday vigil.
In the video, which reporters were allowed to record from screens at a press conference but were not given copies by the sheriff's office, viewers can hear a loud thud and crowd reaction as Cleveland was hit.
After video recorded by members of the crowd went viral, Sacramento sheriff's office issued a statement saying the officers did not stop because of the "vandals" causing "scratches" and "dents" on the cars — but also admitted it was opening an investigation into the incident.
You can watch the graphic footage below:
Warning - Graphic video/audio here.@sacsheriff 2nd SUV moving through the protesters. This is the vehicle that hits pedestrian, then takes off. His window is smashed at the end. @CBSNews @CBSEveningNews #StephonClark #protest pic.twitter.com/GMlXZmMMIT
— Mireya CBS (@cbsmireya) April 2, 2018