policing

  226 posts

  Dec 07, 2022

Vallejo City Council brushes off calls to delay police oversight

VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council held a special workshop Tuesday to dissect a...

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  Dec 06, 2022

‘Out of control’: Vallejo police Lt. Steve Darden’s reputation for unchecked anger

Darden has faced a string of excessive force complaints as well as internal complaints that allege he’s harassed, berated and bullied colleagues and subordinates....

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  Dec 05, 2022

Vallejo seeks to end order shielding cop who killed Sean Monterrosa

In its request filed in September in Solano County Superior Court, Vallejo officials claim that “there is no justifiable reason” to keep the injunction since numerous news outlets have publicized that officer Jarrett Tonn killed Monterrosa....

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  Dec 02, 2022

Vallejo police union president Lt. Michael Nichelini’s termination overturned, returns to duty next week

The arbitrator’s decision clears the way for the brash union president to return to the department after nearly two years....

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  Dec 01, 2022

Vallejo says it ‘inadvertently’ destroyed records in five police shooting investigations

The records were destroyed in early 2021 before their destruction was allowed under city policy....

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  Nov 29, 2022

Vallejo again searching for new deputy police chief after candidate backs out

Williams, a former interim Middle Tennessee State University police chief, was expected to fill one of two vacant deputy chief positions after former Deputy Police Chief Michael Kihmm was fired in October 2021....

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  Nov 28, 2022

Vallejo to pay $300K to man tackled by police officer while filming 2019 traffic stop

The case made national headlines because of Vallejo police Officer David McLaughlin’s apparent attempt to prevent his actions from being recorded....

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  Nov 28, 2022

Vallejo schedules meetings for proposed police oversight model

The council is tentatively scheduled to introduce an oversight model on Dec. 15, following two community workshops set for Dec. 6 and Dec. 12. Final approval is set for Dec. 20....

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  Nov 23, 2022

ACLU sues Vallejo for badge-bending records

The ACLU seeks to compel the city to release an investigatory report completed by former Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano....

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  Nov 21, 2022

The Vallejo Sun wins two journalism awards

The Sun was honored in the investigative reporting and ongoing coverage categories for its work in 2022....

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  Nov 17, 2022

Departed police chief gets support at Vallejo City Council meeting

Councilmember Mina Loera-Diaz said she supported Williams, who suddenly resigned on Nov. 4, after serving three years as Vallejo’s top cop. No reason was given for his departure....

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  Nov 09, 2022

Video of Fairfield police shooting in Vallejo shows chaotic scene

Two Fairfield police officers fired from behind other officers, prompting a colleague to shout for them to stop....

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