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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  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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  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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  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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  May 27, 2022

Vallejo officer who killed Sean Monterrosa’s termination overturned

The department sought to fire Detective Jarrett Tonn for violations of the department’s use of force policy and failing to de-escalate....

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  May 20, 2022

Commander criticized Vallejo cops who skipped ‘any type’ of investigation into domestic violence call

Vallejo police officers Bryan Glick and Joseph Coelho were criticized by their commanding officer for not adequately investigating an alleged case of domestic violence in 2018....

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  Apr 18, 2022

Vallejo police offer up questionable use of force statistics

The police union said that the 33% decline in reported force incidents was because there were fewer officers in the department....

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  Apr 18, 2022

Despite tactical failures, Vallejo police clear officers in 2019 shooting

Then-Sgt. Sanjay Ramrakha found that Officers Christopher Hendrix and Rashad Hollis did not effectively communicate with each other or discuss other options....

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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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