About 80 people gathered Wednesday evening at Del Paso Boulevard and Arden Way to protest Joseph Mann’s killing and other police shootings of black men. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
About 80 people gathered Wednesday evening at Del Paso Boulevard and Arden Way to protest Joseph Mann’s killing and other police shootings of black men. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee

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Protesters take to North Sacramento streets over police killings

By Ellen Garrison

egarrison@sacbee.com

September 21, 2016 08:08 PM

A growing crowd of about 80 people gathered Wednesday night at the corner of Del Paso Boulevard and Arden Way in Old North Sacramento to protest the killing of Joseph Mann by Sacramento police in July and other officer-involved shootings of black men.

Police and surveillance videos were made public this week that showed Mann, who was mentally ill and armed with a knife, running from officers and yelling at them before two patrolmen killed him in a barrage of gunfire.

The Sacramento chapter of Black Lives Matter organized Wednesday night’s protest, which was rowdy but peaceful as of 8 p.m. with protesters waving signs at passing cars and chanting slogans such as “Whose streets? Our streets!”

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The family of Joseph Mann, shot by police officers on July 11, criticize the Sacramento Police Department during a press conference on Del Paso Blvd. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 in Sacramento, California. Randy PenchThe Sacramento Bee

"We need to start tackling these issues," says Mayor Kevin Johnson, after Sacramento City Council members viewed the footage released by police in closed session Tuesday night. During the public portion of the meeting, Mayor Kevin Johnson promised to propose a set of police oversight reforms in coming days. Eli HillerThe Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Police Department Tuesday released dashcam video from patrol cars that pursued Joseph Mann on July 11, the day he was shot dead by two officers on Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento. Sacramento Police

The Sacramento Police Department Tuesday released dashcam video from patrol cars that pursued Joseph Mann on July 11, the day he was shot dead by two officers on Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento. Sacramento Police

The Sacramento Police Department Tuesday released dashcam video from patrol cars that pursued Joseph Mann on July 11, the day he was shot dead by two officers on Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento. Sacramento Police

Security camera video obtained Tuesday by The Sacramento Bee shows Joseph Mann running down Del Paso Boulevard as he is chased by Sacramento police officers. He stops and gestures toward the officers, who then shoot him multiple times.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison