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Sacramento Official: Shootings Warrant Change

City of Sacramento

Francine Tournour talks with Justin McMann about his joining the Sacramento Police Department. Since 2006, she has tracked and monitored the most serious complaint cases against the Sacramento police and fire departments.

City of Sacramento

(AP) - The city of Sacramento's top safety official will recommend changes to police training after two officers fatally shot a mentally ill black man this summer.

Francine Tournour oversees city public safety accountability and has been reviewing the shooting of 50-year-old Joseph Mann. His family says his erratic behavior did not warrant police shooting him 14 times.

Tournour says the fatal shooting is at least the fifth by Sacramento police in the last three years of people who were not complying with police orders and had a weapon other than a firearm.

She says that pattern shows the department should rethink its approach to de-escalating crises, as well as establish different training and possibly a new staff position in the police department.

She says the recommendations could be made in two weeks.