The Californian city has been bracing for protests ahead of the decision, with business owners warned by a business association and state government workers told by legislative officials to stay away from downtown at least through the weekend.
Stephon Clark's death was the most recent in a string of fatal shootings of black men by police that triggered protests across the United States and fueled a national debate about bias in the American criminal justice system.
Black Lives Matter activists protested again in Sacramento over the shooting of an unarmed black man by police, calling for criminal charges against the officers after an emotional funeral service for the 22-year-old father of two.
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