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Paoletti to be Sworn in Wednesday as Redding’s New Police Chief

Chief Robert F. Paoletti will be sworn in as the new Chief of Police for the City of Redding on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be held at the City of Redding Council Chambers, 777… Continue Reading

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Stockton Captain Appointed as Redding Police Chief

City Manager Kurt Starman today announced the appointment of Robert Paoletti, a Captain with the Stockton (California) Police Department, as Redding Chief of Police. He replaces Peter Hansen, who will retire as chief on November 14. Paoletti, 41, is an 18-year veteran of the Stockton Police Department, serving in various roles from… Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery: Election Night

Supporters came out Tuesday, Election Night, to support both candidates for Shasta County District Attorney. Those in Steve Carlton’s camp gathered at the Holiday Inn on Hilltop Drive. Jerry Benito’s party took place at Shasta BloodSource on Park Marina Drive.… Continue Reading

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DA Candidate Carlton: Benito Lost the Public’s Trust

The most powerful person in our criminal justice system is the District Attorney. Due to the great power and responsibility entrusted to the District Attorney, it is imperative for the District Attorney to possess integrity and judgment. If the District Attorney does not possess these qualities, serious problems will exist in the criminal justice system and public trust will be lost.

Shasta County has serious problems … Continue Reading

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DA Benito: I’m Tough on Crime, Mindful of Money

I am proud to have served as your District Attorney for the past 7 years. With nearly 20 years of current prosecution experience in Shasta County, I am dedicated to ensuring our families are safe and protected.

I am tough on crime. My aggressive prosecution of drunk drivers helped us achieve California’s second highest DUI conviction rate (96.9%). (State of California DMV). More importantly, these efforts have saved lives … Continue Reading