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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  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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  Mar 22, 2022

Former Vallejo police lieutenant testifies that he started badge bending practice at Concord PD

Former Lt. Michael Kent Tribble testified Tuesday that he and another officer in Concord came up with the idea for officers to bend their badges following a shooting....

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  Dec 17, 2021

Vallejo must release badge-bending records in criminal court, appeals court rules

California courts allow defense attorneys to review confidential personnel records that may be relevant to their defense....

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  Nov 04, 2021

Vallejo fights disclosure of badge-bending records in criminal court

Judge Daniel Healy had ordered that the city produce records under seal to the Solano County Public Defender’s Office....

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  Jul 30, 2021

Investigation into Vallejo police ‘blood death ritual’ to conclude soon

A Vallejo city attorney told a Solano County judge that the independent investigation into so-called ‘badge bending’ should be done by mid-September....

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