According to the most recent report from Sacramento Police, 76 percent of sworn officers were white, while only 45 percent of Sacramento’s total population was in 2013.
“It can be a matter of two to five seconds if a person has scoped out the bike that they want, go up there, clip it and ride away on it,” said Sacramento Police Sgt. Rachel Ellis.
The cameras have already drawn criticism as an invasion of freedom by some residents, but neighbors say the bright blue light on top of the cameras is a distraction that only gets worse as it gets darker.
Michelle Bryden came back to the site where her mother died to grieve. She says her mom, Linda Hull, was no angel. She abused drugs and Bryden was raised in foster care.
It was a Friday just before noon. Someone would walk up the stairs leading to a second-floor apartment and shatter all peaceful sounds. Multiple shots were fired from a second-floor window. A sniper had gotten into position to do some serious damage.
Police believe Sanjuana Munoz Vasquez, 43, took Yurisel Munoz-Velasco, 6, and Yaretzi Munoz-Velasco, 9, took the children and is possibly heading to Mexico.
Sacramento Police say a driver in a silver Cadillac Eldorado with tinted windows was seen in surveillance video fleeing the scene.
Back on the bike and back on the lookout for those not-so-safe Sacramento drivers, Sgt. Adam Vassallo is the head of the newly re-formed Sacramento Police traffic unit.
Sacramento Police say Kareem Mitchell, 42, will face four additional charges, because another victim has come forward.
Police want to use the technology, which uses a network of sensors to instantly detect the sound and location of gunshots. The system then immediately notifies police dispatchers who can send officers to within 25 feet of where the crime occurred.
Police say the driver of a stolen Pontiac Grand Am was speeding down Fulton Avenue, north of Michelle Drive. A 59-year-old man in a white Volvo traveled alongside the Pontiac.
During the pursuit, the police department has reported the woman hit three patrol cars.