use of force

The ‘Stephon Clark law’

Essay: City of Sacramento still hasn’t fully complied with state law on use-of-force by police By Norma Nelson In some ways, the city of Sacramento…



A quick draw to a kill

A solo deputy at the end of an overtime shift. A man with a realistic-looking BB gun. And a calm encounter that turned deadly. A…


No justice, no surprise

City Hall tries to turn page on the Stephon Clark case without acknowledging that every review of his death relied on the police investigation of…


Happy birthday, Stephon Clark

Family of police shooting victim—whose initials are ‘SAC’—points to changes in Sacramento since his death, including a new use-of-force law On Aug. 10, family and…


The thick blue line

Who should investigate peace officers who take a life? California isn’t the only state to grapple with this question. As a stricter use-of-force standard navigates…



Sheriff in the shadows

Sacramento County has lacked an inspector general for eight months—and that won’t change any time soon Before he was banished for criticizing the fatal Sheriff’s…