Jan 19, 2023

Former Vallejo police chief to collect $408K in severance

Williams will receive the severance in a lump sum which is equal to 18 months of his salary at $131 per hour....

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  Dec 15, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves police oversight model

The council voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance creating a three-prong oversight approach....

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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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  Dec 05, 2022

Vallejo seeks to end order shielding cop who killed Sean Monterrosa

In its request filed in September in Solano County Superior Court, Vallejo officials claim that “there is no justifiable reason” to keep the injunction since numerous news outlets have publicized that officer Jarrett Tonn killed Monterrosa....

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  Dec 02, 2022

Vallejo police union president Lt. Michael Nichelini’s termination overturned, returns to duty next week

The arbitrator’s decision clears the way for the brash union president to return to the department after nearly two years....

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  Nov 04, 2022

Shawny Williams out as Vallejo police chief

The city said that Deputy Chief Jason Ta has been tapped to serve as interim police chief....

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  Sep 12, 2022

City of Vallejo and police union settle on spokesperson position

The agreement resets that arrangement as the department will now have two spokespersons: a sworn public information officer and a civilian public relations manager....

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  Aug 18, 2022

9th Circuit rules Vallejo cops can ask for driver’s licenses at DUI checkpoints

A Vermont man has lost his legal challenge alleging his 4th Amendment rights were violated by a Vallejo police officer when he was asked to produce his driver’s license at a drunk driving checkpoint held in September 2014....

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  Jul 08, 2022

Vallejo police lieutenant files harassment lawsuit against city

Lt. Herman Robinson filed his lawsuit alleging that Chief Shawny Williams has refused to allow him to return to work....

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  Jun 17, 2022

Review officer found termination ‘excessive’ for Vallejo officer who killed Sean Monterrosa

While the city can still technically proceed with the termination despite the Skelly officer’s findings, it would likely lose during arbitration....

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  May 31, 2022

Vallejo police captain leaving to take job in Las Vegas

Capt. Jason Potts will lead the Las Vegas department that oversees the city’s jail, animal control and marshals who patrol city parks....

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  Apr 21, 2022

Arbitrator orders reinstatement of fired Vallejo police lieutenant

The arbitrator also ordered the city to pay 10% interest on Lt. Herman Robinson’s back pay....

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