Steve Darden

  14 posts

Steve Darden is a lieutenant in the Vallejo Police Department.

  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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  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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  May 24, 2022

Vallejo settles lawsuit alleging officers beat man during illegal entry for $120K

Rodolfo Lopez alleged that he suffered a concussion, a mild traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder after being punched and hit with a baton by police officers....

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  May 12, 2022

The Vallejo police war on rap music

Policing and protests have helped shape the rich music scene in Vallejo. But rap musicians are frequent targets of police....

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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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  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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  Feb 22, 2022

Vallejo to settle lawsuit alleging officers beat man after storming home

Rodolfo Lopez alleged he suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and needed staples to close a wound on his head....

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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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  Jul 07, 2021

Vallejo police captain retires, says crime 'a systemic problem' for city

VALLEJO– Vallejo Police Capt. Joseph Iacono sent a department-wide email last Friday announcing...

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  Mar 05, 2021

Former Vallejo man seeks $1 million in damages from city after he was tased by officer

VALLEJO– A former Vallejo resident is seeking $1 million in damages from the...

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  Nov 19, 2020

Vallejo settles excessive force lawsuit for $750,000

VALLEJO– The city has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle an excessive...

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  Oct 21, 2020

Tentative settlement reached in Vallejo excessive force case

VALLEJO – A tentative settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against four...

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