Jun 02, 2022

City of Vallejo seeks to quash subpoenas for investigator, PR firm in Monterrosa wrongful death lawsuit

Assistant City Attorney Katelyn Knight also confirmed, for the first time, the names of the other officers present when Vallejo police shot and killed Sean Monterrosa on June 2, 2020....

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  Jun 02, 2022

The Vallejo police killing of Sean Monterrosa, two years later

Vallejo Police Det. Jarrett Tonn shot Sean Monterrosa in the back of the head on June 2, 2020....

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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 31, 2021

2021 was year of turnover and turmoil in Vallejo and Solano County government

The city of Vallejo grappled with a significant amount of turnover at city hall and within the Vallejo Police Department....

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  Dec 02, 2021

Report finds Vallejo’s Jarrett Tonn violated policy when he killed Sean Monterrosa

The department still has not named Jarrett Tonn as the shooter, but indicated in a press release that it intends to impose discipline for the policy violations....

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  Nov 30, 2021

The Vacaville PR firm influencing police narratives across California

Cole Pro Media helps agencies bury bad news, advises them to remain silent about damaging revelations, and drafts scripts and responses excusing police use of force....

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  Nov 17, 2021

Benicia moves forward with racial equity committee

The community group Benicia Black Lives Matter, which formed as the country erupted in protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, was the driving force in the reforms....

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  Oct 26, 2021

Vallejo arts commission OKs Black Lives Matter mural design

The mural is slated to be painted on Santa Clara Street in front of Vallejo City Hall....

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  Sep 21, 2020

How protests over police violence are changing a city where officers kill with near-impunity

As protests against racism and police violence were sweeping the country, a Vallejo, California detective shot and killed Sean Monterrosa. His death has galvanized a community....

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