Randy Risner

  35 posts

  Nov 29, 2023

Vallejo to take up Palestine ceasefire resolution after protesters disrupt meeting

Vallejo will likely consider its resolution on Dec. 12....

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  Oct 24, 2023

VPOA president alleges Vallejo city officials discussed firing him in secret meetings

Lt. Michael Nichelini's lawsuit alleges that city officials had an official policy to dismantle the Vallejo Police Officer Association leadership....

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  Jul 26, 2023

Vallejo declares police staffing emergency against union objection

Interim police Chief Jason Ta said he has already taken drastic steps to address the staffing shortage....

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  Jun 30, 2023

Vallejo police union holding up oversight

The union has held up an interim oversight contract for more than two years....

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  May 11, 2023

Oversight of Vallejo police department remains uncertain

Council approves applications for residents wishing to serve on the oversight board, while ACLU demands fast action and attorney general hints at a potential larger investigation....

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  Dec 30, 2022

2022 was year of uncertainty in Vallejo for housing and police reform

Housing and policing issues dominated Vallejo politics in 2022....

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  Dec 21, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves gunshot detection tech, overruling surveillance board

VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council voted to install 80 to 100 gunshot detection...

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  Dec 19, 2022

Interim Vallejo police chief seeks city council approval for gunshot detection devices

Atlanta-based Flock Safety is seeking to beta test the devices by pairing them with automated license plate readers (ALPR) already installed in Vallejo....

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  Dec 15, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves police oversight model

The council voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance creating a three-prong oversight approach....

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  Dec 14, 2022

Vallejo mayor requests investigation into city’s destruction of police records

In an interview with the Sun on Wednesday, McConnell said the amount of destruction “is not yet fully and truthfully known.”...

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  Dec 13, 2022

Vallejo City Council to vote on police oversight after tweaks

The council is set to approve the ordinance during a continuation of the meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday....

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  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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