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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  Jun 09, 2022

Fired Vallejo deputy police chief called reasons for termination ‘false,’ ‘unfounded’

Fired Deputy Police Chief Michael Kihmm a wrote a letter requesting that a notice of termination written by Chief Shawny Williams be removed from his personnel file....

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  Feb 23, 2022

Vallejo police gathering feedback on new use of force policy

The new policy would prohibit officers from shooting at moving vehicles and adds guidance for dealing with armed but unresponsive people....

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  Feb 15, 2022

Vallejo officer who shot Willie McCoy disciplined for stepping on man’s head

Officer Colin Eaton was suspended for 80 hours the following year for pinning a man’s head down with his boot for nearly a minute...

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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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