Lawyer says California police acted reasonably in killing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An attorney representing two Sacramento, California, police officers said Tuesday that they faced a “terrifying situation” with a mentally disturbed man on drugs and acted reasonably when they made a split-second decision to shoot the knife-wielding man in July. Legal experts, meanwhile, said a dashboard camera recording of the two officers […]

Murder charges sought for officers who shot Sacramento man

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The family of a Black man killed by police in Sacramento in July is demanding that the officers be charged with murder and that the U.S. Department of Justice open a civil rights investigation. John Burris, an attorney for the family of 50-year-old Joseph Mann, said Monday that recently released police […]

Sacramento Cracking Down on Handheld Cell Use While Driving

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Police Department has teamed up with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the California Highway Patrol, and 36 other law enforcement agencies across the greater Sacramento region to eliminate motorists’ hand-held cell phone use and texting. The effort is […]

Sacramento City Police Chief Rick Braziel Announces Retirement

SACRAMENTO – Today Rick Braziel, City of Sacramento Police Chief, announced his retirement effective December 29, 2012. “This is a great loss for our community,” said City Manager John Shirey. “Rick is the most capable Police Chief I have worked with over my long career.” Chief Braziel is known for his innovations in leading the […]