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Resource ID: #19549
Subject: Crime
Source: Sacramento News & Record
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Date: 9/12/02

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When Steven Wallen was shot and killed by two sheriff's deputies, the officers claimed the suspect used a pair of handcuffs as a lethal weapon. Further analysis of that day showed that much of what police told the media was false and that the deputies acted in ways that violated the use-of-force policy of the police department. Continued investigation revealed that the deputies involved were actually a training unit and were not the veteran law enforcement officers they were claimed to be in the paper.

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