Michael Kihmm

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Michael Kihmm was Vallejo's deputy police chief from November 2020 until he was fired in October 2021. Kihmm previously worked at the San Jose Police Department for 26 years, eventually being promoted to captain, and was recruited to Vallejo by police Chief Shawny Williams.

  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 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 13, 2022

Vallejo losing assistant HR director as city hall exodus continues

The HR department has undergone significant change, including losing two HR directors over the past 15 months....

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  Jun 09, 2022

Fired Vallejo deputy police chief called reasons for termination ‘false,’ ‘unfounded’

Fired Deputy Police Chief Michael Kihmm a wrote a letter requesting that a notice of termination written by Chief Shawny Williams be removed from his personnel file....

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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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  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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  Feb 23, 2022

Vallejo police gathering feedback on new use of force policy

The new policy would prohibit officers from shooting at moving vehicles and adds guidance for dealing with armed but unresponsive people....

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  Feb 15, 2022

Vallejo officer who shot Willie McCoy disciplined for stepping on man’s head

Officer Colin Eaton was suspended for 80 hours the following year for pinning a man’s head down with his boot for nearly a minute...

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  Dec 31, 2021

2021 was year of turnover and turmoil in Vallejo and Solano County government

The city of Vallejo grappled with a significant amount of turnover at city hall and within the Vallejo Police Department....

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  Nov 30, 2021

Vallejo PD loses another member of command staff as Capt. Lee Horton retires

Moments before Vallejo police officer Jarrett Tonn fatally shot Sean Monterrosa, Horton announced that “it looks like they’re armed, possibly armed."...

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  Oct 08, 2021

Vallejo deputy police chief fired

Police Chief Shawny Williams’ decision to fire Kihmm shocked city officials as Williams hired Kihmm from his old agency, the San Jose Police Department, just last year....

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