Sacramento Police Department

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

City Beat Video Episode 1: History Show

This edition of City Beat takes us all the way back to the outlaws of California's Gold Rush days and chronicles the history of the Sacramento Police Department, the oldest law enforcement agency in the state. Enjoy insightful interviews with retired officers that served as far back as the roaring 20's.

Retired Sacramento Bee ace crime reporter Warren Halloway relives his 22-years of covering the police beat. Hear how his close relationship with Sac PD allowed him an exclusive insider's perspective on infamous stories ranging from the riots of the 60's to Dorothea Puente to the Unabomber and more.

A look at the early Police Academy and the advent of women into the ranks of the sworn help round out this revealing look into Sacramento Police Department's past on the premiere episode of City Beat.

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