Sean Kenney

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Sean Kenney is a former Vallejo police officer. In 2012, he shot and killed three people in a year. After that, he was promoted to detective and investigated officer-involved shootings. In 2018, he founded Line Driven Strategies, a training firm for police officers in California.

  Sep 19, 2022

North Vallejo council candidates highlight a desire to see a strong mayor in second forum

The comments came during a candidates’ forum hosted by the 411 Series Vallejo Seeking Solutions group held at the Griffin Drive Church of Christ on Saturday....

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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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  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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  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 07, 2021

Vallejo settles suit alleging excessive force in church for $150K

The lawsuit names Vallejo police officers Jerome Bautista, who has since been promoted to lieutenant, Kevin Barreto, and Detective Jarrett Tonn, who shot and killed Sean Monterrosa last year....

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  Oct 05, 2021

Vallejo tentatively settles excessive force lawsuit over alleged police assault in church

The lawsuit alleges that Jose Villalobos was walking to the bathroom inside St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church when officers in plainclothes approached and wrestled him to the ground....

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  Sep 21, 2021

Former Vallejo officer accused of badge-bending faces excessive force lawsuit at new agency

The lawsuit alleges that two other Fairfield officers pushed a man to the ground during a traffic stop in January 2019 and that Joseph slammed his wife down to prevent her from filming it....

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  Jul 20, 2021

City of Vallejo settling excessive force lawsuit

VALLEJO– The city of Vallejo has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit alleging...

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  May 14, 2021

New body camera video shows Vallejo officer who killed Sean Monterrosa shoot at man’s back in 2017

Tonn insisted that he saw the man, Victor Hurtado, with a gun, but none was ever found....

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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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  Feb 08, 2021

Relatives of Willie McCoy, other impacted families to rally for police reform in Sacramento on Tuesday

VALLEJO– The families of relatives killed by law enforcement will rally at the...

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  Jul 27, 2020

For Vallejo officers who use force, a pattern of promotions and awards

Of 45 officers whose actions over the last decade have led to monetary payouts in civil rights lawsuits, all but 15 have been promoted or received an award since the incident,...

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