Press Releases

The Public Information Office assists members of the media in gathering information and reporting on news events that impact the residents and visitors of the City of Sacramento. Because the media is a valuable resource to keep the public informed as to the Department's activities, the Public Information Office is a central location from which members of the media could obtain information regarding the various newsworthy events in which the Department had played a part.

For all media inquiries and questions, please contact the Public Information Office by phone (916) 808-0808 or email

Latest News Releases

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20220702-054 Officer-Involved Shooting - 5600 Block of Gilgunn Way
20220619-053 Homicide Investigation - 2700 Block of Branch Street

UPDATE - Shortly after the homicide, Sacramento Police Department detectives identified 28-year-old Deon Conley as the suspect. Around 5:00 p.m. on June 20, 2022, detectives located Conley at a residence in Sacramento County. Conley was safely detained and detectives served a search warrant at the residence. Conley was later arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail for a single count of homicide.

20220616-052 Homicide Investigation - Lindley Drive & Ponderosa Lane
20220606-051 Homicide Investigation - 500 Block of Arcade Boulevard
20220602-050 Homicide Investigation - Lampasas Avenue and Edgewater Road

UPDATE - UPDATE : On June 2, 2022, responding Detectives worked relentlessly into the night, following up on leads developed during the initial investigation. During this follow-up, Detectives served multiple search warrants at near-by encampments. During the searches, evidence was located, including a loaded handgun. Based on the investigation, Detectives identified 41-year-old Kenneth Howe as the suspect. Howe was located, safely detained and later arrested for homicide. Howe was booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail and remains in custody as of June 3, 2022.

20220531-049 Investigation Update: Officer-Involved Shooting Suspect Charged with Additional Shooting
20220528-048 K Street Shooting Investigation Update - Mtula Payton Arrested
20220525-047 Rotary Club of East Sacramento Donates Lighting to the K9 Training Center
20220522-046 134 Firearms Exchanged in Gas for Guns Gun Buyback
20220521-045 Sacramento Police Officers Engage in Vehicle Pursuit Prior to Fatal Vehicle Collision

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