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Jenny Tan
Communications Coordinator
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029
E-mail:  jenny.tan@yolocounty.org

Statement Regarding the Incident on September 25 and the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office

Post Date:09/30/2019 2:53 PM

Press Release

Statement Regarding the Incident on September 25 and the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office

(Woodland, CA) - Yolo County is aware of an incident the evening of September 25 involving Deputies of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office and an individual reported in a rural area near Clarksburg in unincorporated Yolo County. 

The Yolo County Sheriff is reviewing the incident, including the drop-off of the individual in Sacramento. At this point, it appears that the deputies were acting in good faith to assist the individual by providing transportation late at night consistent with the individual’s desires.

Any incident like this is an opportunity to step back, evaluate and make improvements for the future. This incident highlights the fact that the challenges facing the homeless population are not confined to a single jurisdiction and require regional thinking and action.  The Sheriff’s Office and the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency are reviewing the incident and have already begun work to improve service provision and strengthen transfer options while continuing to serve all of Yolo County’s communities. In addition, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and administrators will be working in the near future with counterparts in the City and County of Sacramento to strengthen regional partnerships in this area of shared concern.

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