Placer County Local News: Crime & Justice


All Local Crime & Justice News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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01/23/2024
An El Dorado County Jail inmate died after not receiving vital HIV medication for weeks, a new lawsuit claims.

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01/19/2024
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In an effort to prioritize recruitment and retention, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the inaugural memorandum of understanding with the Placer County Prosecutor’s Association.

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01/18/2024
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The Roseville Police Department released a set of statistics in relation to Operation Grinch, a task force assembled to crack down on various thefts and burglaries that spike during the holiday season.

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01/16/2024
An auto burglary trend shows that thieves are targeting travelers.

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01/12/2024
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Through connecting with the community and attacking issues until they are solved, Auburn’s Problem-Oriented Policing unit works to improve the city.

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01/12/2024
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case related to whether cities and towns can ban camping on public property. The high court could overturn Martin v. Boise, a 2018 federal court decision that keeps western cities and counties from blocking public camping when sufficient shelter space is unavailable.

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01/12/2024
Michel Moore, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, announced he will resign. The departure of Moore, who has been in the job since 2018, will spur the appointment of an interim chief and a nationwide search for his replacement, according to Mayor Karen Bass.

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01/09/2024
Sacramento attorney Mark Merin has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a man who died in May after being held at the county jail. Other inmates have died in recent years, and the jail is under a federal consent decree to improve its health care.

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01/09/2024
Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism found that hate crimes rose 12.9% between 2022 and 2023. The spike follows a particularly stark increase in crimes against Jewish people.

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01/05/2024
California correctional officers train like ‘they are going to war’ to work in state prisons. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to transform San Quentin could require a kinder approach.

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01/04/2024
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The Placer County District Attorney's Office announced a countywide campaign with local law enforcement and chambers of commerce to promote its new retail theft vertical prosecution program and ongoing law enforcement efforts. 

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01/04/2024
Sean Loloee, a first-term Sacramento councilmember, has resigned from office—a move that came weeks after he was federally indicted on charges related to his business Viva Supermarkets.

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12/30/2023
Image for display with article titled Sock Parlour Experiences Both Backlash, Support After YouTube Video Released

Following the posting of a video on a YouTube channel run by father-son duo David and Ben Gutterman, showcasing a heated confrontation in front of Sock Parlour, the lives of the store’s owners have been drastically changed.

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12/28/2023
Kern County agrees to better protect free speech in a deal with the state Justice Department—inspired by the county’s’ 2020 squashing of COVID contracts to organizations that advocated defunding police.

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12/27/2023
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The judges of the Superior Court of Placer County unanimously voted to re-elect the Honorable Alan V. Pineschi as presiding judge and elect the Honorable Jeffrey S. Penney as assistant presiding judge. Each serves a two-year term, to commence Jan. 1.

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12/27/2023
Under new state laws, five cities will test cameras to catch speeding drivers and cruising bans will be lifted statewide. The first is supposed to improve road safety, but critics of the second say it will endanger the public.

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12/26/2023
Under two new laws, employers in California can’t ask workers about their use of cannabis outside the workplace and can’t use hair or urine tests. Employees in construction are excluded, as are applicants for federal jobs with background checks.

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12/21/2023
Some firefighters and police officers who worked long enough in California to earn pensions are heading to more conservative destinations like Idaho in retirement. Some of these people even run for political office in these places.

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12/21/2023
The 33-year old Mexican-born man—who from toddler age has been a permanent legal resident of California—has reported abuse, unsanitary conditions and threats of force-feeding before his release from immigration detention in April.
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