Joe Allio

  12 posts

Joseph Allio is the former police chief of Fairfield and the former interim police Chief of Vallejo and Vacaville.

  Sep 15, 2022

Former Solano law enforcement officers seek to expand political power in November

Races in Fairfield and Vacaville could give former cops an oversight role over law enforcement agencies....

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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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  Jul 13, 2022

Records show Vallejo police paid for repaired or replacement badges for officers in shootings

Officers may have obtained refurbished or replacement badges to obscure a tradition of bending the tips of their badges to mark on-duty shootings....

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  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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  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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  Dec 30, 2021

Vacaville names police department veteran as new chief

Ian Schmutzler previously headed the department following the sudden retirement of Chief John Carli in February....

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  Dec 21, 2021

Outside investigation of Vallejo detective Mat Mustard jeopardizes criminal prosecutions

“This investigation did not find Sgt. Mustard’s account as to these issues credible,” the report states....

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  Nov 30, 2021

Vallejo PD loses another member of command staff as Capt. Lee Horton retires

Moments before Vallejo police officer Jarrett Tonn fatally shot Sean Monterrosa, Horton announced that “it looks like they’re armed, possibly armed."...

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  Oct 08, 2021

Vallejo deputy police chief fired

Police Chief Shawny Williams’ decision to fire Kihmm shocked city officials as Williams hired Kihmm from his old agency, the San Jose Police Department, just last year....

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  Sep 15, 2021

Senior Vallejo police official confirmed badge bending ritual to PR firm days after news broke

Allio’s email reveals that the department disclosed details to a PR consultant that it still has not publicly confirmed....

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  Oct 06, 2020

Joseph Allio out as Vallejo's interim assistant police chief

“I am grateful for Joe’s guidance and support during his time at Vallejo PD,” Vallejo police Chief Williams said in a statement released by the city....

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  Sep 26, 2019

Over residents’ objections, Vallejo limits drug testing of police

The City of Vallejo said in a press release that the prior agreement’s terms “did not require the testing and testing was not consistently conducted....

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