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Use Of Police Force Practices In The Sacramento Region

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California Lawmakers Look To Restrict Police Use Of Force After Sacramento Shooting

April 3, 2018 | Ben Bradford

The latest police shooting of an unarmed black man — the death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento — has spurred the proposal of a new California law. It would change the almost 150-year-old definition of when an officer can apply deadly force.

Sacramento PD: Officers Have Increased Enforcement Of Jaywalking Laws

April 18, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

The Sacramento Police Department says it is true that it has targeted certain areas of Sacramento for enforcement of jaywalking and other traffic laws. But, the department says the enforcement is part of a safety campaign.

Sacramento Police Officer Placed On Leave After Violent Altercation

April 11, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a Monday afternoon altercation during which a uniformed officer threw a man to the ground and began striking him in the face.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

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.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio file, 2016

Police Commission Hears Calls For More Power In Light Of Officer-Involved Shooting Video

August 8, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

It's been four days since the release of a video that shows the shooting death of a mentally-ill black man by Sacramento Police. Monday, the Sacramento Community Police Commission heard from the community.

Website Goal — List Every Law Enforcement Incident That Ends In Death

July 18, 2016

A Reno journalist recently published every Calif. law enforcement interaction that ended in death dating back to 2000. The database lists 14,000 verified deaths nationwide in that time, but there are thousands of reports that require verification.