Police

House fire shuts down traffic on Old Auburn Road

A heavy police and fire response at the scene of a residential blaze on the 7700 block of Old Auburn Road led to a portion of the roadway near Mariposa Avenue being shut down in both directions for at least an hour on Wednesday morning…

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Ronald Lawrence, Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights Police Chief joins effort calling for termination of UC Davis professor

Sentinel staff report–
Citrus Heights Police Chief Ron Lawrence is taking an active role in calling for the termination of a UC Davis English professor whose past comments advocating that police officers “need to be killed” have surfaced recently in media reports.

Chief Lawrence, in his new position as head of the California Police Chiefs Association, delivered around 10,000 signed petitions to the UC Davis Chancellor’s Office on March 13, calling for the termination of Professor Joshua Clover. Lawrence delivered the petitions along with Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), who has introduced a resolution to the California Legislature calling for the professor’s removal.

“Violence against the police has been on the rise,” Lawrence said in a press conference while delivering the petitions and noting that 144 police officers were killed on duty last year. “And to have a professor at the University of California at Davis advocate for police officers to be killed or injured is absolutely and unequivocally unacceptable.”

The university condemned the professor’s remarks in…

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