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Use Of Police Force Practices In The Sacramento Region

Stories related to: use of 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

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.

Thomas Hawk / Flickr

State Government

Brown Signs Use-Of-Force, Racial-Profiling Bills, Vetoes Harsher Sentences

October 3, 2015 | Ben Bradford

Governor Jerry Brown signed new regulations designed to track racial profiling and use of force by police, while rejecting tougher penalties for criminals.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio News

Use Of Force: Sac Sheriff's Department Lags Behind Sac PD In Collecting And Tracking Data

October 2, 2015 | Bob Moffitt

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department does not track use-of-force to the same extent the Sacramento Police Department does. Sheriff Scott Scott Jones says he would like to, but it's difficult to make changes.