SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The mayor of Sacramento is apologizing about police efforts to move homeless people seeking shelter outside city hall during the strong storms earlier this month.
“I want to apologize, that should not have happened, people should not have been asked to leave at 2:30 in the morning in a rainstorm, period,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said during Wednesday’s city council meeting.READ MORE: 'Thousands Of Dollars In Damage;' Sacramento Sideshow Organizer Arrested In North Natomas
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The mayor says it was a mistake and he wants the policy to be changed.