Officers Cleared in Clark Death
Chief Knee declines to discipline any of the nine involved in arrest of 33-year-old who died minutes after taken into custody
On Sept. 26, police working APD's Southeast Area Command responded to a call for service, and found Clark in an altercation. According to police, Clark was "displaying behavior that was violent and irrational." He was initially cooperative and got into the back seat of a patrol car to answer some questions, but once they tried to handcuff him, he refused, and would not leave the car. After more than an hour, the nine officers assembled formulated a plan to call EMS to the scene, pull Clark out of the car, and then use a Taser to subdue him. After striking Clark with three shots from a Taser, police were able to get him into custody; minutes later he went into "medical distress" and died a short time later at the hospital.