City of Sacramento Police Department

Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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For Immediate Release No. 20190522-067
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Video Release – Battery Against a Police Officer

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, at approximately 7:47 p.m., two uniformed police officers from the Sacramento Police Department were in a marked police vehicle in the area of Del Paso Boulevard and El Camino Avenue. One officer was driving, and the other officer was riding as a passenger.

As the officers were in the area, they observed a subject running away from a security guard. The officers stopped to help the security guard. As the officers helped the security guard with detaining the subject, he spit in the face of an officer multiple times. Additional officers responded to the scene to assist. The officers put a spit mask on the subject to prevent him from spitting. Click here for details on the spit mask that was used during this incident. The juvenile was later released to his mom and cited for battery against a police officer and resisting officers.  

Today, the Sacramento Police Department is releasing video related to this incident. The release of this material is done at the discretion of the Chief of Police to inform our community and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to transparency. All videos being released have been redacted to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of those involved. The faces have been blurred and audio redactions are signified by muted audio with no accompanying sound.

“Our officers involved in this incident appropriately used a spit mask to protect themselves and defuse the situation. I am grateful that our officers were willing to proactively intervene when they observed suspicious activity, and that nobody was injured during this encounter.” -Chief Daniel Hahn

Click here to view the body-worn camera video of the primary officer who initially made contact with the juvenile until he is placed in the backseat of the patrol vehicle. This video is approximately eight minutes in length. The full body-worn camera video of both primary officers who stopped to help the security guard during this incident is also included in this playlist. Both videos are approximately 45 minutes in length.

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