Scott Jones


The dungeon master

Sacramento’s sheriff logged the most jail deaths the same year he stopped telling the media about them Sacramento’s jail system is supposed to be a…



What do we pay the sheriff for anyway?

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office struggles to clear violent crimes as supervisors hear ‘defund’ message Despite receiving a lion’s share of county revenue, the Sacramento County…


When fired cops sue

One month before viral video ignited calls to fire child-beating cop, another disgraced officer sued to get his job back As civil rights groups clamor…



Essay: Supervising the sheriff

New Sacramento County inspector general is only a first step By Patrick Kennedy There is no secret in Sacramento County about the controversy surrounding the…


Editor’s note: Blank check

Sacramento sheriff’s department racks up legal bills while fighting oversight Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones wants to have it both ways: He resists having anyone…