McKinley Park has had bathroom closures in recent months because people have flushed needles down the toilets. The city is considering whether to spend $50,000 on a mechanical grinder to combat the problem.
McKinley Park has had bathroom closures in recent months because people have flushed needles down the toilets. The city is considering whether to spend $50,000 on a mechanical grinder to combat the problem. Scott Lorenzo
McKinley Park has had bathroom closures in recent months because people have flushed needles down the toilets. The city is considering whether to spend $50,000 on a mechanical grinder to combat the problem. Scott Lorenzo
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Drug needles are damaging the toilets in this iconic Sacramento park

November 20, 2017 03:55 AM

UPDATED November 21, 2017 08:25 AM

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