NAACP Sacramento seeks answers from Sacramento Sheriff's Department on alleged circulated racist text, pictures





In a widely circulated press release, the Sacramento Chapter of the NAACP is seeking answers and a response from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department on what they allege was a text message distributed by a retired deputy sheriff.

The image, which can be seen below and has been altered from what was distributed, was allegedly circulated by former Rancho Cordova Police Chief Kate Adams. Rancho Cordova contracts with the Sacramento Sheriff's department for community policing services. 

In her letter, chapter president Betty Williams wrote:

It is alleged that Sacramento County Sheriff’s Captain and Rancho Cordova Chief of Police, Kate Adams was placed on an extended administrative leave before she retired last year. I have been made aware that Captain/Chief Adams was placed on leave because she sent a racially charged text(s) pictures(s) to many other Sheriff’s Department employees. I also have been made aware of other “official” complaints against Captain/Chief Adams involving homophobic slurs. I was made aware an investigation began and stopped when Captain/Chief Adams retired.

The letter can be viewed below. 

Interestingly, the letter is addressed to Sheriff Scott Jones, Chief Deputy Jim Barnes, and Undersheriff Erik Maness. Barnes is running to succeed Jones and is facing Assemblymember Jim Cooper who is a retired captain with the sheriff's department. 






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