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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  Jun 09, 2022

Fired Vallejo deputy police chief called reasons for termination ‘false,’ ‘unfounded’

Fired Deputy Police Chief Michael Kihmm a wrote a letter requesting that a notice of termination written by Chief Shawny Williams be removed from his personnel file....

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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

Despite tactical failures, Vallejo police clear officers in 2019 shooting

Then-Sgt. Sanjay Ramrakha found that Officers Christopher Hendrix and Rashad Hollis did not effectively communicate with each other or discuss other options....

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  Mar 31, 2022

Vallejo police assign lieutenants to newly created service areas

Under the new initiative, the city is divided into north, south, west, and east areas....

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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 24, 2022

Concord police: ‘no reason’ to believe more officers bent their badges, despite court testimony

Former Vallejo police Lt. Kent Tribble testified Tuesday that former Concord police Officer Dan Golinveaux bent his badge during a meal at the Peppermill restaurant in 2000....

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  Mar 22, 2022

Former Vallejo police lieutenant testifies that he started badge bending practice at Concord PD

Former Lt. Michael Kent Tribble testified Tuesday that he and another officer in Concord came up with the idea for officers to bend their badges following a shooting....

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  Feb 23, 2022

Vallejo police gathering feedback on new use of force policy

The new policy would prohibit officers from shooting at moving vehicles and adds guidance for dealing with armed but unresponsive people....

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  Feb 15, 2022

Vallejo officer who shot Willie McCoy disciplined for stepping on man’s head

Officer Colin Eaton was suspended for 80 hours the following year for pinning a man’s head down with his boot for nearly a minute...

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  Oct 20, 2021

Vallejo police virtual town hall avoids direct community engagement

Questions were relayed from smaller groups and hand-picked to be presented to Chief Shawny Williams. He only took four questions...

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