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Two police killings two decades apart leave same questions for Sacramento families

The Police Department will meet with city officials on Tuesday to decide whether to pursue an internal affairs investigation into the July shooting death of Joseph Mann. Officer John Tennis, one of two officers who fired shots, may have inflicted the injury that killed another suspect in 1997. The families of those two victims are waiting to see if police accountability has changed in the decades between the deaths.

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Sacramento sheriff revokes dozens of concealed carry permits following arrests, gun crimes

In the years since Sheriff Scott Jones took office, concealed carry permits have surged in Sacramento County, and now number about 8,000. As of February of this year, Jones had revoked more than 150 county-issued permits for a variety of reasons, including gun-related crimes. In 2015, Jones’ office had a higher rate of revocations to permits than any of the other 25 counties with the most active permits that year.

Health & Medicine

Did Mike Lehmkuhl have to die? How California’s mental health system failed one family

Mike Lehmkuhl had been living on the streets for seven months when he was shot dead in Sacramento’s River District last January. Like hundreds of homeless people in Sacramento, he suffered from mental illness. His family and friends had fought for years to get him into treatment, turning to police, the county and courts for help. Now, like so many other families, they’re left asking why Mike couldn’t get the intervention he needed.

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Black children die at alarming rate in Sacramento County, and here’s why

African American children are dying at alarming rates in Sacramento County – more than twice the rate of white children and about three times the rate of Latino and Asian youths. More than a third of black child deaths occur in the womb or the first weeks of life. County officials are heading into neighborhoods to try to change that pattern.

Education

UC Davis Chancellor Katehi steps down under pressure

​UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi resigned Tuesday, giving up on her months-long quest to save her job in the face of allegations of nepotism, misuse of student funds and lying about her involvement in hiring firms to bolster her online reputation and the university’s.

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See what The Bee found when it visited Camp Roberts in 2011

Maj. Joseph Lovelace called public attention to severely dilapidated conditions at Camp Roberts, an Army post near Paso Robles, where sewage bubbled up from showers, old buildings decayed and materials bought for repairs were left out in the open until they, too, deteriorated. He now believes he was punished by the California National Guard for talking to The Sacramento Bee for stories published in 2011.

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U.S. halts visas for Afghans who aided American forces

The U.S. has halted applications to the Special Immigrant Visa program for Afghans who helped U.S. military forces overseas. Sacramento is home to the nation’s largest number of such Afghan refugees and was a likely destination for many of the more than 10,000 people hoping to apply to the program.

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See what The Bee found when it visited Camp Roberts in 2011

Maj. Joseph Lovelace called public attention to severely dilapidated conditions at Camp Roberts, an Army post near Paso Robles, where sewage bubbled up from showers, old buildings decayed and materials bought for repairs were left out in the open until they, too, deteriorated. He now believes he was punished by the California National Guard for talking to The Sacramento Bee for stories published in 2011.
Nathaniel Levine nlevine@sacbee.com
See what The Bee found when it visited Camp Roberts in 2011 1:16

See what The Bee found when it visited Camp Roberts in 2011

Same Sacramento officer involved in suspect deaths two decades apart 3:28

Same Sacramento officer involved in suspect deaths two decades apart

Photographs from 'No Safe Place,' a special report by The Sacramento Bee 2:33

Photographs from 'No Safe Place,' a special report by The Sacramento Bee

Afghan allies from war on terror struggle to find the American dream 11:15

Afghan allies from war on terror struggle to find the American dream