Sacramento police investigate outside the Capitol Casino on North 16th Street after an officer-involved shooting in November. A bystander was killed during a gunfight between an officer and a suspect.
Sacramento police investigate outside the Capitol Casino on North 16th Street after an officer-involved shooting in November. A bystander was killed during a gunfight between an officer and a suspect. Mark Morris mmorris@sacbee.com
Sacramento police investigate outside the Capitol Casino on North 16th Street after an officer-involved shooting in November. A bystander was killed during a gunfight between an officer and a suspect. Mark Morris mmorris@sacbee.com
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

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Erika D. Smith

March 20, 2017 6:31 PM

Blue lives do matter, but not this way

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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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