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Fairfield Officer Under Investigation In Alleged ‘Badge Bending’

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A Fairfield police officer is under investigation following reports of a “secretive group” of officers that celebrated police shootings. The officer used to work for the Vallejo Police Department, where allegations have surfaced that officers commemorated shootings by bending their badges. READ MORE: Inquiry Eyes Claim That Vallejo Police Bent Badges To Mark Killings In a statement Wednesday, the Fairfield police chief called the practice “repugnant” and promised a full investigation. “Secretive groups wearing altered badges that celebrate police shootings have not and will never be tolerated within the Fairfield Police Department,” Chief Walter Tibbet said. Last month, the police chief of Vallejo said he was opening an inquiry into allegations that officers bent their badges to mark on-duty killings. Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams told the San Francisco Chronicle that he would not tolerate such a “despicable” act if the claims are true.

Belt’s 3-Run Homer Lifts Giants Over Rockies 4-3

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt extended his success against Colorado starter Jon Gray with a three-run homer and a double to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday night. Belt’s two hits raised his career average against Gray to .417 (10 for 24) and helped Logan Webb (1-0) get his first win in his fourth start of the season. Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game for the Rockies, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Colorado had scored five or more runs in eight straight games before being held down by Webb and the San Francisco bullpen. The three runs are the fewest since a 3-2 win at the Texas Rangers on July 25. Webb, making his first career start against the Rockies, kept Colorado in check in five-plus innings of work. He allowed two runs — one earned — and didn’t walk a batter before leaving after a leadoff single in the sixth. Caleb Baragar retired the top of the order to get out of the jam. Trevor Gott pitched the ninth for his third save in as…

Police: DUI Suspect Crashed Into Yard With 3 Kids In Car

OAKDALE (CBS13) — A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash in Oakdale Tuesday night. Oakdale Police say Brant Savage, 26, was driving four passengers, including three children. The passengers were taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police say they responded to the overturned vehicle in the 700 block of N. Yosemite Avenue. Savage reportedly lost control and veered off the roadway, hitting a fence and rolling over into a yard. He was arrested on charges of DUI, child endangerment and driving with a suspended license.

El Dorado County Woman Urges Others To Take Virus Seriously After A Week In ICU

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS 13) — From healthy, active, and thriving to fighting for her life in the ICU — an El Dorado County woman is speaking out after surviving COVID-19. She hopes her story might convince people to take the virus more seriously. Andrea Latimer said she used to be someone who didn’t care about masks or social distancing. That all changed when she spent seven days alone and afraid in the ICU last week. Latimer said she is an adventurer. At 40 years old, she’s having the time of her life living close to Tahoe. She said she doesn’t have pre-existing conditions and is not a smoker. “I’m healthy, I walk three miles a day. This was the scariest thing I’ve ever went through,” Latimer said. She believed COVID would never get to her. READ: 14-Year-Old Boy Dies After Accidental Shooting In Auburn; Gun’s Owner Arrested “Basically, I was a person who was not into the mask thing, it’s not a big deal,” Latimer said. For Latimer, it started with symptoms that some might not immediately connect to coronavirus. “I had diarrhea, fatigue. I…

40-Year-Old Man Killed In Stockton Stabbing, Police Say

STOCKTON (CBS13) — Police are investigating a homicide after a 40-year-old man was found stabbed Wednesday evening. According to the Stockton Police Department, the man was found in the area of Wilson Way and Mormon Slough just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Homicide detectives have not released a possible motive or any suspect information at this time. Police are asking anyone with information about this fatal stabbing to contact the department at 209-937-8377. The victim’s identity has not been released.

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