Commend Successful Investigation and Arrests of Human Traffickers


Target: Sacramento Police Department

Goal: Reinforce efforts to stamp out the human trafficking industry

Recently a five-month investigation by the Sacramento Police Department, the California Department of Justice, and the FBI resulted in the bust of a major human trafficking operation in south Sacramento and nearby San Mateo county. Sacramento has been identified as a central hub for human trafficking, and effectively prosecuting those involved requires very careful and strategic action by the authorities. The recent arrests of the 4 suspected leaders of a human trafficking operation is a praiseworthy step toward ending this form of modern slavery.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has committed to a policy of getting tough on the heinous and growing industry of human trafficking in the state. Her efforts led to the 2012 release of a major report, called the State of Human Trafficking in California. During this campaign, the state capital of Sacramento has been identified as a center of the industry, since its infrastructure facilitates easy interstate and local transportation. Successful investigation and law enforcement in Sacramento is crucial to an effective crackdown on human trafficking in California.

Attorney General Harris’s intentions to crack down on the human trafficking industry would be seriously undercut were it not for the integrity and most dedicated efforts of the local police forces. In the 5-month investigation and resultant June 2013 arrest of trafficking leaders in Sacramento, the cooperation of the Sacramento Police Department is to be applauded. Also, more such actions in the future must be encouraged. Sign the petition below to thank the Sacramento Police Department for their diligent efforts in recent months, and encourage them to continue.


Dear Sacramento Police Department,

I want to thank you for your involvement in the June 2013 dismantlement of the human trafficking ring in south Sacramento. I know that investigations and arrests concerning human trafficking are dangerous and difficult, and I commend you for your skillful bravery and your dedication to such efforts.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has made a commitment to crack down on the human trafficking industry, but the integrity and diligent cooperation of local police forces is crucial for success in stamping it out. Due to its easy interstate and local accessibility, Sacramento in particular has been identified as a hub of human trafficking, so your efforts to fight it are especially significant.

Bringing down the human trafficking industry saves many people from lives of oppression and cruelty, and also assures greater justice and safety in our society. I urge you to continue to make every effort to rid Sacramento and California of this modern form of slavery, with all diligence and with my grateful support.


[Your Name Here]

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