Jan 17, 2023

Vallejo officer fired after two fatal shootings had history of subpar police work, records show

Ryan McMahon — who shot and killed Ronell Foster in February 2018 and was one of six officers who shot and killed Willie McCoy a year later — was flagged for poor performance in connection with seven different incidents in 2018 alone....

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  Dec 06, 2022

‘Out of control’: Vallejo police Lt. Steve Darden’s reputation for unchecked anger

Darden has faced a string of excessive force complaints as well as internal complaints that allege he’s harassed, berated and bullied colleagues and subordinates....

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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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  May 20, 2022

Commander criticized Vallejo cops who skipped ‘any type’ of investigation into domestic violence call

Vallejo police officers Bryan Glick and Joseph Coelho were criticized by their commanding officer for not adequately investigating an alleged case of domestic violence in 2018....

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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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  Feb 09, 2022

The Willie McCoy tapes: inside the Vallejo police investigation

Never before heard interviews with the officers involved in the Vallejo police killing of Willie McCoy....

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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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