VIDEO: 'Protester' In Road Hit By Cop Car After They Smash Car's Window

"Protesters" blocked traffic, surrounded police, and vandalized patrol vehicles on Saturday night.

Sacramento, CA – A woman was hit by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) vehicle on Saturday night, after a group of "protesters" surrounded the deputies’ vehicles, and started pounding on the vehicles.

The riotous crowd converged on an intersection in South Sacramento, in the neighborhood where Stephon Clark was shot.

Clark was a 22-year-old burglar who was fatally shot by police after shattering the window of an elderly man’s home before pointing an object towards officers that was later determined to be a cell phone, on Mar. 18.

The protest occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m., as the protesters walked among vehicles in the roadway, blocking traffic, The Sacramento Bee reported.

According to SCSD Sergeant Shaun Hampton, the hoard was also yelling at the deputies, and kicking their patrol cars.

Police said that “vandals in the crowd" caused "scratches, dents, and a shattered rear window" to a sheriff's vehicle during the attack.

At one point, approximately three dozen protesters surrounded a patrol car, and threw eggs at it, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Cellphone footage of the scene showed two SCSD SUVs attempting to navigate through the chaos, with their emergency lights activated. Sirens could also be heard throughout the video.

Using a loudspeaker, deputies repeatedly told the protestors to back away from the patrol vehicles. A SCSD SUV began to move forward, as a woman with a sign stepped in front of the vehicle, and held her arm out towards it.

The protester, later identified as Wanda Cleveland, moved towards the front passenger side of a patrol vehicle as it continued to inch forward, and was clipped by the SUV’s bumper as it moved past her, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Cleveland fell to the ground as the SCSD vehicles drove away from the area. Fire personnel responded and she was transported to a local medical facility.

She was released after being treated for bruises to the back of her head, and to her arm.

“From what I could tell, she got hit hard,” Guy Danilowitz, who recorded one video of the incident, told the New York Daily News.

Cleveland later claimed that she was walking to the curb when the collision occurred. Although a deputy in one patrol vehicle told the crowd to move away, Cleveland argued that the deputy driving the vehicle that struck her never issued a command for her to move, The Sacramento Bee reported.

“If I did that I’d be charged," Cleveland complained. "It's disregard for human life."

The SCSD and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are investigating the incident, police said.

After the collision, a small group of protesters headed towards a nearby SCSD station, where they were met by a line of officers.

“Hit and run,” the group began to chant, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Officers in a police helicopter hovering above ordered the crowd to disperse, and the group ultimately returned to the original protest location, the New York Daily News reported.

The gathering of approximately 100 protesters managed to shut down all traffic in the area after the collision, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Jamier Sale, who organized the protest, told the group to stand down at approximately 10:40 p.m., but approximately 50 individuals remained.

SCSD and CHP officers established line, and were able to push the holdouts into a parking lot, where event organizers were able to disperse approximately two dozen more protesters.

Another two dozen people continued to block traffic until shortly after midnight.

There are multiple videos of the impact below obtained by Russia Today and ABC. Keep scrolling for more:

Comments (21)
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WoodMagnolia
WoodMagnolia

I truly want to know why the parents of these “protestors” didn’t teach them NOT to play in the roads.

RunCop
RunCop

Ever notice that 'vigils' for animal thug criminals always have violence, property damage and more criminal behavior ??

Betts1221
Betts1221

Well here goes another law suit. Sad part about it is they will pay this female gutter rat a fortune. This is what happens when you don't do what you are told.

Hannibal
Hannibal

Derp, let's break windows, kick police cars and shout violent intent at police officers, then jump out in front of them as they try to move to safety away from the mob! These cops have nothing to do with the shooting of a known felon in the commission of a crime last week. The criminal was hopping fences while running from police through yards. God knows what that criminal was about to do to someone. You risk getting shot by police or home owners while breaking into houses and vehicles.

Hunterriley
Hunterriley

RUN THEM ALL OVER....PURGE THE IGNORANCE

gdmn2find8
gdmn2find8

Looks to me like she put herself in front of the Police car intentionally.

jhsparky
jhsparky

This is so disturbing, how can someone post such a horrible article and not tell us whether the officer's SUV is OK. Was there any damage to that poor bumper? Please, we/I need closure.

Pack
Pack

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Resa
Resa

STUPID is as STUPID does!

cclaxton
cclaxton

This is a public relations disaster. Cops need to avoid this when emotions are running high. The shooting of Clark appears justified, but there is a PR campaign that needs to show the good cops are doing, and this doesn't help.

OakwoodLT5
OakwoodLT5

Spoken like a true scholar. It's a little bit different being out there having to deal with it then talking about it behind a computer keyboard. Add to the fact that for the most part anything a LEO does will be reported in the worst possible manner by the media. The answer people tend to ignore is that more emphasis/responsibility needs to be placed on these idiots causing the problem.

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty

Looking at the video it appears to me that the guy in the red and black sweatshirt shoved her towards the vehicle. Did anyone else get that ? Anyway you look at it though it was a total setup.

shooter
shooter

They were probably hoping something like this would happen.

Bck2sqr11966
Bck2sqr11966

FALWAYS THE POIR CRIMINAL .HE WAS A THUG BREAKING THE LAW .WHITE ,BLACK,GREEN ,BLUE .WHO CARES .BREAK THE LAW AND PAY THE PRICE .NOW A PERSON GETS NIPPED BY A POLICE CRUISER AND FALLS TO GROUND .TIME TO BRING OUT TEAR GAS .WATER CANNONS AND HANDCUFFS .MORE WHITE PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY COPS THE ANY OTHER RACE .BUT NO ONE CARES .AND WHY ARE WE NOT UP IN CHICAGO WHERE BLACK MEN ,WOMEN ,CHILDREN ARE BEING MURDERED AT A RATE OF 2-3 A DAY .BECAUSE NO MONEY IS INVOLVED FOR TV.OR JESSIE JACKSON ,AL SHARPTON TO BE MADE .ONLY WHEN $$$" CAN BE INVOLVED

FbKluckr
FbKluckr

Bashing & Destroying private property and businesses isn't protest it's showing lawlessness & should be considered armed and dangerous.A display of sorts should be met head on with the same force.as it was back in the early years of our country.meet lawlessness with lawlessness.

ForestJohn
ForestJohn

Wanda Clark is at all the demonstrations, she is a professional agitator. She obviously purposely walked in front of the unit to make a point. If she wasn't so fat she probably could have gotten out of the way of the fender. Shame on her for being such an idiot....

SilverBulletCDN
SilverBulletCDN

Seriously? She's engaged in unlawful behaviour. The LEO was giving commands to move away from his unit. She chose to ignore that order. You poke the bear? Sometimes the bear bites back!

GregoryThomas
GregoryThomas

"bruises to the back of her head, and to her arm" If she were "hit hard" as the news reports then she would have had bruises on her LEGS. Let's use some logic here.

weaver
weaver

The video looks a lot like an insurance scam. Another source says that Wanda Cleveland is currently 61.

This is from 2006 -- the name and age line up pretty well.

Four surrender on insurance fraud,
grand theft and tax fraud

California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi announced the surrender of Wanda Cleveland, 49, Willie Cleveland, 50 (husband and wife) from Whittier; Farrell Cobbs, 42, of Victorville and his brother Wade Cobbs III, 44, of Los Angeles for charges of falsifying dismemberment claims.

Memaw187
Memaw187

I think she is a drama queen faker. Trouble MAKERS out looking to start something and I think the cops should get a medal for not running over all those big mouth idiots trying to shove their opinions down people's throats