Michael Nichelini

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Michael Nichelini is the president of the Vallejo Police Officers Association. He was fired from the department in April 2021.

  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 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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  May 18, 2022

Vallejo attorneys argue badge bending report should remain secret

Police officials said they were waiting on City Attorney Veronica Nebb to release the report....

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  Apr 26, 2022

Vallejo police lieutenant named in badge-bending testimony now VP of union

Lt. Sanjay Ramrakha is currently heading the department’s efforts to reform its use of force policy....

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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 07, 2022

Vallejo City Council to get update on status of $10M VPOA lawsuit

The lawsuit from former Lt. Michael Nichelini alleges he was subjected to harassment, retaliation and intimidation by top-ranking Vallejo city officials....

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  Feb 18, 2022

Vallejo City Council to get update on about 40 lawsuits

About half of the cases involve the city defending the Vallejo Police Department in federal and state courts....

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  Jan 21, 2022

Vallejo City Council to get update on $10M VPOA lawsuit

Michael Nichelini, president of the city’s police union and a former police lieutenant, was fired last March after he was the subject of several internal investigations....

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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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  Dec 17, 2021

Vallejo police moved to replace windshield detective fired through before confirming Sean Monterrosa’s death

A lieutenant was disciplined for authorizing the destruction of the windshield....

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  Dec 08, 2021

Vallejo detective facing termination said there was no option ‘whatsoever’ but to kill Sean Monterrosa

Thursday’s disclosure also contained redacted audio files of interviews with key players as Vallejo detectives investigated their own....

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