A Dallas police officer receives a hug at the headquarters on Friday. Five police officers are dead and several injured following a shooting in downtown Thursday night.
A Dallas police officer receives a hug at the headquarters on Friday. Five police officers are dead and several injured following a shooting in downtown Thursday night. Eric Gay The Associated Press
A Dallas police officer receives a hug at the headquarters on Friday. Five police officers are dead and several injured following a shooting in downtown Thursday night. Eric Gay The Associated Press
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

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July 07, 2016 6:01 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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