Sac PD Chief Details Service Cuts
Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel
Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel is detailing the service cuts caused by the city’s financial woes.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Most of the reductions have been in place for the last month. They include an increased ring time for 9-1-1 calls and sharp cuts in night-time responses to robberies, burglaries and sexual assaults. Patrol officers would continue to respond promptly, but the detectives wouldn’t show up til the next day.
Later this month, the department will also close two of its three public counters.
Both Mayor Heather Fargo and her runoff opponent, Kevin Johnson, called the cuts unacceptable. And Fargo says she’s bringing Chief Braziel before the city council on Tuesday to discuss alternatives.