Jan 12, 2024

American Canyon officer who shot suspect in Vallejo testified in badge bending hearings

Former Vallejo police Officer Josh Coleman was previously involved in four shootings in Vallejo....

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  Dec 14, 2022

Vallejo mayor requests investigation into city’s destruction of police records

In an interview with the Sun on Wednesday, McConnell said the amount of destruction “is not yet fully and truthfully known.”...

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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 01, 2022

Vallejo says it ‘inadvertently’ destroyed records in five police shooting investigations

The records were destroyed in early 2021 before their destruction was allowed under city policy....

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  Sep 15, 2022

Behind the scenes: One year of the Vallejo Sun

It’s been a year since veteran journalists John Glidden, Scott Morris and Brian Krans launched the Vallejo Sun....

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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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  Jul 05, 2022

Vallejo police captain tied to badge bending retires from department

Todd Tribble’s departure is another blow to Chief Shawny Williams, who continues to have multiple vacancies within his command staff....

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  May 12, 2022

The Vallejo police war on rap music

Policing and protests have helped shape the rich music scene in Vallejo. But rap musicians are frequent targets of police....

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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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  Mar 24, 2022

Concord police: ‘no reason’ to believe more officers bent their badges, despite court testimony

Former Vallejo police Lt. Kent Tribble testified Tuesday that former Concord police Officer Dan Golinveaux bent his badge during a meal at the Peppermill restaurant in 2000....

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  Mar 23, 2022

Judge says outside investigation into Vallejo police badge-bending tradition has ‘no value’

The judge said retired Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano's investigation into Vallejo police's tradition of badge-bending after shooting someone on duty is "not designed to bring some light" into the practice....

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  Sep 21, 2021

Former Vallejo officer accused of badge-bending faces excessive force lawsuit at new agency

The lawsuit alleges that two other Fairfield officers pushed a man to the ground during a traffic stop in January 2019 and that Joseph slammed his wife down to prevent her from filming it....

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