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  • 'I'm not gonna force it,' officer says seconds before fellow cop shoots Joseph Mann

    The first Sacramento police officers responding to a call about an armed, erratic man remained calm and attempted to de-escalate the unfolding situation in North Sacramento, dashcam video shows. The Bee is releasing this video with enhanced audio.

The first Sacramento police officers responding to a call about an armed, erratic man remained calm and attempted to de-escalate the unfolding situation in North Sacramento, dashcam video shows. The Bee is releasing this video with enhanced audio. Sacramento Police Department
The first Sacramento police officers responding to a call about an armed, erratic man remained calm and attempted to de-escalate the unfolding situation in North Sacramento, dashcam video shows. The Bee is releasing this video with enhanced audio. Sacramento Police Department
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Joseph Mann case didn’t have to go this way

October 03, 2016 5:26 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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