policing

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  Sep 23, 2022

Feasibility study estimates moving Vallejo police, library would cost $90M

The $89.7 million price tag includes a full renovation of the John F. Kennedy Library to accommodate Vallejo police, which will cost $69 million. It will then cost the city $20.7 million to retrofit the office building at 400 Mare Island Way into a new two-story library....

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  Sep 12, 2022

City of Vallejo and police union settle on spokesperson position

The agreement resets that arrangement as the department will now have two spokespersons: a sworn public information officer and a civilian public relations manager....

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  Sep 09, 2022

Vallejo’s surveillance advisory board codifies opposition to gunshot detection system

The board voted 4-2 during a special meeting on Tuesday to support a resolution recommending that the Vallejo City Council reject an offer from Atlanta-based Flock Safety to pair the devices with automated license plate readers already installed in Vallejo....

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  Sep 03, 2022

Body cam video shows Solano deputy kill Jason Thompson

The video released includes dash camera video and body camera video from three deputies who were present during the shooting on June 19....

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  Sep 02, 2022

Vallejo to settle lawsuits in police killing of Angel Ramos, violent arrest of Marine

The terms of both agreements have not been made public, pending approval by the Vallejo City Council....

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  Aug 25, 2022

Benicia officer not disciplined after accidental release of dog that mauled man

An outside investigator found that the officer had violated department policy....

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  Aug 24, 2022

Vallejo City Council shows early support for forming strong police commission

The council said it wanted to see more of a model presented by Common Ground, a non-partisan group of religious and non-profit organizations....

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  Aug 18, 2022

9th Circuit rules Vallejo cops can ask for driver’s licenses at DUI checkpoints

A Vermont man has lost his legal challenge alleging his 4th Amendment rights were violated by a Vallejo police officer when he was asked to produce his driver’s license at a drunk driving checkpoint held in September 2014....

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  Aug 18, 2022

DA delays release of video of Solano sheriff’s killing of Jason Thompson

Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Thompson in Vallejo on June 19....

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  Aug 17, 2022

Extremism in the North Bay: Three Percenters in Solano and Napa counties

A radical right wing ideology has been gathering power for years and evidence suggests it may even be present in Solano County law enforcement....

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  Aug 11, 2022

Benicia sued for death of pedestrian hit by speeding police officer

A California Highway Patrol investigation concluded that Officer James Franklin would have avoided the crash if he hadn’t been speeding....

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  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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