Scott Morris

Scott Morris

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Scott Morris is a journalist based in Oakland who covers policing, protest, civil rights and far-right extremism. His work has been published in ProPublica, the Appeal and Oaklandside.

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  Jun 03, 2024

Arbitrator upholds termination of former Vallejo officer for Willie McCoy shooting

Ryan McMahon was the only officer disciplined for the shooting of Willie McCoy, who was found unresponsive behind the wheel of his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru in 2019....

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  May 09, 2024

Vallejo police sued over officer’s actions in viral TikTok video

The lawsuit accuses Vallejo police and Officer Colin Eaton of excessive force and assault, among other allegations....

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  May 03, 2024

Vallejo police sued for shooting that wounded suspect after pursuit in November

The suit accuses Vallejo police of excessive force and violations of due process rights, among other allegations....

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  Apr 29, 2024

Attorneys in civil rights case against Vallejo police seek to depose Solano judge

Judge Kelly Trujillo was an assistant city attorney in Vallejo from 2012 to 2020, where she worked closely with the Vallejo Police Department....

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  Apr 27, 2024

Vallejo police award ‘life-saving’ medal to officer who allegedly threatened ex-girlfriend’s life

Officer Ronald Dupree was arrested on Feb. 14 on suspicion of felony domestic violence, threats and stalking....

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  Apr 15, 2024

Cyberattack cripples Solano County library computer system

Hackers who have claimed responsibility for the attack have threatened to release data stolen from the library system unless the county pays $100,000 by the end of this week....

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  Apr 12, 2024

Former St. Helena school district head appointed next schools superintendent for Vallejo

Rubén Aurelio will take over the Vallejo school district effective July 1....

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  Apr 11, 2024

Attorneys seek sanctions against Vallejo police union for defying subpoena

The attorneys allege that they attempted to serve VPOA President Lt. Michael Nichelini at his condo in Nevada, but he lied and said he wasn’t Nichelini....

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  Apr 10, 2024

State DOJ ends court oversight of Vallejo police after conflict with judge

A new evaluator will oversee reform efforts and report directly to the Justice Department....

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  Apr 09, 2024

Federal judge throws out Vallejo police union lawsuit against city

The lawsuit, which also named VPOA President Lt. Michael Nichelini as a plaintiff, was filed in 2021....

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  Apr 05, 2024

State DOJ’s motion to disqualify judge in Vallejo police reform case denied

The Justice Department had accused Judge Stephen Gizzi of bias in the case....

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  Mar 28, 2024

Vallejo deputy police chief leaves department as veteran captain gets promotion

Vallejo police Deputy Chief Joseph Gomez left the Vallejo Police Department shortly after Capt. Robert Knight was promoted to deputy chief....

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