Aug 24, 2022

Vallejo City Council shows early support for forming strong police commission

The council said it wanted to see more of a model presented by Common Ground, a non-partisan group of religious and non-profit organizations....

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  Aug 18, 2022

9th Circuit rules Vallejo cops can ask for driver’s licenses at DUI checkpoints

A Vermont man has lost his legal challenge alleging his 4th Amendment rights were violated by a Vallejo police officer when he was asked to produce his driver’s license at a drunk driving checkpoint held in September 2014....

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  Aug 08, 2022

Federal judge rejects push to dismiss excessive force lawsuit against Vallejo police

A federal judge dealt the city of Vallejo a blow last week by ruling that a civil lawsuit, accusing two Vallejo police officers of using excessive force during a 2018 traffic stop, could continue....

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  Jul 20, 2022

Vallejo police killing of Ronell Foster led to internal conflict, newly released records show

While then-Sgt. Sanjay Ramrakha cleared McMahon of any policy violations in the fatal shooting, both the department's deputy police chief and interim police chief who ordered the investigation disagreed....

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  Jul 13, 2022

Records show Vallejo police paid for repaired or replacement badges for officers in shootings

Officers may have obtained refurbished or replacement badges to obscure a tradition of bending the tips of their badges to mark on-duty shootings....

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  Mar 31, 2022

How badge bending became a ritual among Vallejo police

For the last two decades, some members of the Vallejo Police Department have bent the tips of badges belonging to officers after they were involved in an on-duty shooting....

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  Sep 15, 2021

Senior Vallejo police official confirmed badge bending ritual to PR firm days after news broke

Allio’s email reveals that the department disclosed details to a PR consultant that it still has not publicly confirmed....

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  Feb 11, 2021

Vallejo police lieutenant, who accused couple of faking 2015 kidnapping, leaves department

Vallejo Lt. Kenny Park officially separated from the department on Dec. 30, 2020....

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  Oct 21, 2020

Tentative settlement reached in Vallejo excessive force case

VALLEJO – A tentative settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against four...

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