Jan 17, 2023

Vallejo officer fired after two fatal shootings had history of subpar police work, records show

Ryan McMahon — who shot and killed Ronell Foster in February 2018 and was one of six officers who shot and killed Willie McCoy a year later — was flagged for poor performance in connection with seven different incidents in 2018 alone....

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  Dec 30, 2022

2022 was year of uncertainty in Vallejo for housing and police reform

Housing and policing issues dominated Vallejo politics in 2022....

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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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  Nov 23, 2022

ACLU sues Vallejo for badge-bending records

The ACLU seeks to compel the city to release an investigatory report completed by former Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano....

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  Nov 21, 2022

The Vallejo Sun wins two journalism awards

The Sun was honored in the investigative reporting and ongoing coverage categories for its work in 2022....

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  Nov 04, 2022

Former Sacramento police chief hired as consultant for Vallejo PD

Hahn will receive up to $100,000 to advise Malone “on critical changes in the field of law enforcement and public safety.” Malone signed the contract Tuesday, three days before Williams resigned as chief....

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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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  Aug 19, 2022

Vallejo City Council to decide on police oversight model

The Vallejo City Council is scheduled to decide on a new police oversight model during a special meeting on Tuesday. The council will receive the results from a three-month outreach plan soliciting recommendations from the community on which model will best reform the beleaguered police department....

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  Aug 10, 2022

Spokesperson Brittany Jackson leaves Vallejo Police Department

Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams has another vacancy to fill after Brittany K. Jackson resigned from her position as the department’s civilian spokesperson....

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  Jul 29, 2022

Vallejo police Lt. Drew Ramsay tapped to serve as acting captain

Ramsay will partially fill the hole left by the departures of captains Jason Potts and Todd Tribble over the past months....

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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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