DA Smittcamp Talks Gangs, Stolen Guns, Sentencing Reforms

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp is calling for a community-wide effort to prevent children from joining gangs. She also has a message for otherwise law-abiding citizens: Lock up your guns! If you don't, they could end up used in robberies and...

300K to Expand ShotSpotter? Get It Done Today.

What if you could keep Fresno residents safer, significantly reduce gunfire, and take more guns off the street for $300,000? Most folks would say that's a great deal — let's do it today. Opinion Bill McEwen But that's not how things wor...
Photo of confiscated inmate cellphones from a California prison

California Judge Cracks Down on Smuggled Inmate Cellphones

SACRAMENTO — Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates to orchestrate crimes behind and outside prison walls, the most sweeping order of its kind ever won by corrections ...

Ride Along With Fresno PD As They Take Down a Pimp

The Fresno Police Department, under Police Chief Jerry Dyer, is teaming with District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp to crack down on human trafficking and educate the public that prostitution is not a victimless crim...