Ronell Foster

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Ronell Foster was shot and killed by Vallejo police officer Ryan McMahon. McMahon was later fired for a separate shooting and the city settled with Foster's family for $5.7 million.

  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 13, 2022

Records show Vallejo police paid for repaired or replacement badges for officers in shootings

Officers may have obtained refurbished or replacement badges to obscure a tradition of bending the tips of their badges to mark on-duty shootings....

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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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  Mar 31, 2022

How badge bending became a ritual among Vallejo police

For the last two decades, some members of the Vallejo Police Department have bent the tips of badges belonging to officers after they were involved in an on-duty shooting....

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  Mar 09, 2022

Vallejo City Council delays vote on $30M loan for police HQ as protesters demand release of badge-bending report

Protesters confronted Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams as they alleged that he has no power to reform the department....

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  Feb 09, 2022

The Willie McCoy tapes: inside the Vallejo police investigation

Never before heard interviews with the officers involved in the Vallejo police killing of Willie McCoy....

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  Jan 04, 2022

Ten years since Vallejo police’s deadliest year, $12.7 million has been paid to settle civil rights lawsuits

The city of Vallejo has paid $12.7 million in settlements in 23 civil rights lawsuits for incidents since Jan. 1, 2012....

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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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  Sep 15, 2021

Senior Vallejo police official confirmed badge bending ritual to PR firm days after news broke

Allio’s email reveals that the department disclosed details to a PR consultant that it still has not publicly confirmed....

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  Mar 24, 2021

Vallejo is experiencing an epidemic of police shootings — and many of the victims have been unarmed

The Appeal examined 17 fatal shootings by the Vallejo police over the last decade and found at least six cases where the person shot may have been unarmed....

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  Nov 13, 2020

New taskforce created to investigate fatal officer-involved incidents in Solano County

VALLEJO– A special Solano County interagency taskforce has been created to provide independent...

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  Oct 01, 2020

Vallejo police officer fired for violating policies in Willie McCoy shooting

Ryan McMahon was served with a notice of termination on Wednesday....

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