Sep 02, 2022

Vallejo to settle lawsuits in police killing of Angel Ramos, violent arrest of Marine

The terms of both agreements have not been made public, pending approval by the Vallejo City Council....

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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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  Mar 22, 2022

Former Vallejo police lieutenant testifies that he started badge bending practice at Concord PD

Former Lt. Michael Kent Tribble testified Tuesday that he and another officer in Concord came up with the idea for officers to bend their badges following a shooting....

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  Feb 18, 2022

Vallejo City Council to get update on about 40 lawsuits

About half of the cases involve the city defending the Vallejo Police Department in federal and state courts....

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  Jan 04, 2022

Ten years since Vallejo police’s deadliest year, $12.7 million has been paid to settle civil rights lawsuits

The city of Vallejo has paid $12.7 million in settlements in 23 civil rights lawsuits for incidents since Jan. 1, 2012....

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  Dec 22, 2021

Vallejo to appeal judge’s ruling in Angel Ramos lawsuit

Vallejo police officer Zachary Jacobsen shot and killed Ramos, 21, during a family fight in January 2017....

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  Dec 10, 2021

Federal judge rules lawsuit against Vallejo police by family of Angel Ramos can proceed

Vallejo police officer Zachary Jacobsen shot and killed Ramos, 21, during a family fight in January 2017....

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  Mar 24, 2021

Vallejo is experiencing an epidemic of police shootings — and many of the victims have been unarmed

The Appeal examined 17 fatal shootings by the Vallejo police over the last decade and found at least six cases where the person shot may have been unarmed....

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  Jan 14, 2021

Vallejo officers cleared of any wrongdoing in Willie McCoy shooting

Special prosecutor Michael Ramos said the officers only had minutes to formulate a plan to use non-lethal force....

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  Nov 13, 2020

New taskforce created to investigate fatal officer-involved incidents in Solano County

VALLEJO– A special Solano County interagency taskforce has been created to provide independent...

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