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State Government

Violent Crimes List Would Expand Under Proposed California Ballot Measure

October 31, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Law enforcement and crime victims groups have introduced a ballot initiative to change California's recent criminal justice laws.

State Government

New California Law: Keep Your Hands Off Your Smartphone While Driving

December 28, 2016 | Chris Nichols

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.

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Use Of Force Practices Top Week Of Sacramento Law Enforcement Training

October 3, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Police reforms, response to mental illness, and use of force are all topics at a law enforcement training event this week in Sacramento.

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Mental Health Series

Few Psychiatric Beds For Tens Of Thousands In Need

April 19, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

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.

Illustration By Melody Stone / Capital Public Radio

Mental Health Series

Law Enforcement Officers Train To Resolve Mental Health Emergencies

April 14, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

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.

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Mental Health Series

A Day In The Life Of A Mental Health Emergency Responder

April 12, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Cops don't just enforce the law. They must also find ways to peacefully resolve mental health emergencies. Ride along with a Sacramento police officer who is part of a team that's trained to respond to the need for mental health services.

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