Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 was the 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality and people in Merced gathered on M and 21st Streets to “stand in solidarity with those who have been murdered by police,” said event organizers, the Autonomous Brown Berets de Merced. Community members from Merced and around the Central Valley told stories of their loved ones who have been killed by police officers and how they see police brutality impacting the neighborhoods they live in. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Merced Police Department responds to the scene of a minor injury rollover crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of R Street and 14th Street in Merced, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. According to Merced Police Sgt. Dan Dabney, the driver of a Ford Focus was traveling northbound on R Street and attempted to make a turn onto 14th Street when it was struck by a driver in a Chrysler 300.
Dangerous chemicals can make outdoor growing of weed detrimental to the environment, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies destroyed a site on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (Thaddeus Milleremail@example.com)
A cyclists was riding north on R Street near Northwood Drive in Merced on Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 when they crashed into a car as they were crossing the street, the Merced Police Department reported. The cyclist was transported to a hospital by ambulance. firstname.lastname@example.org
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Merced County, works to extinguish a fire that destroyed a garage which was converted to a living space in the 13000 block of Westside Boulevard in Livingston, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
The Atwater Police Department and the Merced County Sheriff's Department investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at the Winton Gardens apartment complex in the 3000 block of Winton Way, in Atwater, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
The California Highway Patrol investigate the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer which came to rest on railroad tracks along the southbound lanes of highway 99 near Atwater, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
A passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries in a car crash on Monday afternoon in Atwater when the driver fell asleep at the wheel, the Atwater Police Department reported. email@example.com
It's been about a month since Merced County deputies received 10 percent pay raises and Sheriff Vern Warnke said his office is already seeing the tide turn after several years of staffing struggles. firstname.lastname@example.org