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Mario Romero

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Mario Romero was shot and killed by Vallejo police Officers Sean Kenney and Dustin Joseph in 2012.

  March 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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  January 04, 2022

Ten years since Vallejo police’s deadliest year, $12.7 million has been paid to settle civil rights lawsuits

The city of Vallejo has paid $12.7 million in settlements in 23 civil rights lawsuits for incidents since Jan. 1, 2012....

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  September 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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  March 24, 2021

Vallejo is experiencing an epidemic of police shootings — and many of the victims have been unarmed

The Appeal examined 17 fatal shootings by the Vallejo police over the last decade and found at least six cases where the person shot may have been unarmed....

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  February 08, 2021

Relatives of Willie McCoy, other impacted families to rally for police reform in Sacramento on Tuesday

VALLEJO – The families of relatives killed by law enforcement will rally at...

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  July 27, 2020

For Vallejo officers who use force, a pattern of promotions and awards

Of 45 officers whose actions over the last decade have led to monetary payouts in civil rights lawsuits, all but 15 have been promoted or received an award since the incident,...

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