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How an embarrassing blunder by the police chief explains a larger problem at Sac PD

March 26, 2017 04:00 AM

UPDATED March 27, 2017 06:21 AM

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Hello, my name is Marcos Bretón, and I'm the news columnist with The Sacramento Bee. What’s a columnist supposed to do? I’m supposed to make you think, make you laugh, make you mad or make you see an issue in a different way. I also write a weekly baseball column during the baseball season. I am a native of Northern California and the son of Mexican immigrants. I’ve been at The Bee for more than 20 years, and I love Sacramento.

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