Ernestina Ortiz and her two small children are all smiles now, but it was a different story when Sacramento Police officer Edwin Nonog found them last week stranded at night in Downtown Sacramento.
A woman has been found dead at a home in Natomas, the Sacramento Police Department said on Thursday.
The tables were turned on Sacramento Police officers as they became carjacking victims out on patrol on Tuesday.
Sacramento Police say the technology has already lead to several arrests and the confiscation of illegal firearms.
Video posted to the Sacramento Summer Night Lights Facebook page shows an officer leading a group of children in the Nae Nae.
At around 10 p.m., police say someone fired a paintball gun in the direction of another person in the area of Franklin Boulevard and Shining Star Drive. That person returned fire with an actual gun, wounding three others.
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.