Sep 14, 2023

Former Vallejo police captain who exposed badge bending ritual settles lawsuit for $900K

Former Vallejo police Capt. John Whitney said he hopes the settlement “is the beginning of some of the major changes that I have always advocated for in Vallejo.”...

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  Apr 10, 2023

Federal case law protects Vallejo police’s pattern of violence, legal scholar argues

Joanna Schwartz, a professor of law at UCLA, wrote in her new book Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable that a federal judge “had firsthand knowledge of a pattern of substantial claims of constitutional violations by Vallejo police.”...

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  Feb 28, 2023

Former Vallejo police chief ignored badge bending for years, testimony alleges

Former Capt. John Whitney said the chief knew officers bent their badges after shootings as early as 2014....

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