Sac PD Chief Details Service Cuts

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(Sacramento, CA)
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.