The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office held the first of six local seminars Thursday night at Capital Christian Center.
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The proposal for tougher penalties follows a 2017 law that banned all hand-held use of electronic devices while driving, including music and mapping applications.
A law that goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 requires new and remodeled pools in California to have an additional safety layer to protect children from drowning.
Law enforcement and crime victims groups have introduced a ballot initiative to change California's recent criminal justice laws.
Starting Jan. 1, drivers in California will be banned from operating their smartphone –- unless it’s mounted to a dashboard or windshield –- and can be activated with one finger tap or swipe.
The Lincoln Police Department says one of its deputies shot and killed a man in the McDonald's parking lot at G and Third Streets this morning.
Police reforms, response to mental illness, and use of force are all topics at a law enforcement training event this week in Sacramento.
Authorities have yet to arrest anyone involved in last month's melee at the state Capitol between white supremacists and radical counter protesters in which five people were stabbed. Police say they are evaluating how to head off future violence.
For people struggling with their mental health, there are an increasing number of opportunities to get help. The groups working to expand resources in the Sacramento area say the system is hamstrung by the lack of adequate treatment facilities.
For decades, law enforcement officers had to figure out how to help mentally ill people during a crisis on their own. Now, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department provides training that is making a difference for both officers and those in need.