Willie McCoy

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Willie McCoy was killed by Vallejo police officers in February 2019. Six officers fired 55 times at McCoy's car after he was found asleep inside allegedly with a gun on his lap.

  Jan 17, 2023

Vallejo officer fired after two fatal shootings had history of subpar police work, records show

Ryan McMahon — who shot and killed Ronell Foster in February 2018 and was one of six officers who shot and killed Willie McCoy a year later — was flagged for poor performance in connection with seven different incidents in 2018 alone....

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  Nov 23, 2022

ACLU sues Vallejo for badge-bending records

The ACLU seeks to compel the city to release an investigatory report completed by former Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano....

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  Sep 15, 2022

Behind the scenes: One year of the Vallejo Sun

It’s been a year since veteran journalists John Glidden, Scott Morris and Brian Krans launched the Vallejo Sun....

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  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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  Jun 02, 2022

City of Vallejo seeks to quash subpoenas for investigator, PR firm in Monterrosa wrongful death lawsuit

Assistant City Attorney Katelyn Knight also confirmed, for the first time, the names of the other officers present when Vallejo police shot and killed Sean Monterrosa on June 2, 2020....

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  Jun 02, 2022

The Vallejo police killing of Sean Monterrosa, two years later

Vallejo Police Det. Jarrett Tonn shot Sean Monterrosa in the back of the head on June 2, 2020....

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  May 24, 2022

Incumbents lead fundraising in Solano Sheriff, DA’s race

Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams and Sheriff Tom Ferrara have so far raised more money than their respective challengers ahead of the June 7 primary election....

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  May 20, 2022

Commander criticized Vallejo cops who skipped ‘any type’ of investigation into domestic violence call

Vallejo police officers Bryan Glick and Joseph Coelho were criticized by their commanding officer for not adequately investigating an alleged case of domestic violence in 2018....

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  May 04, 2022

Solano DA candidates Abrams, Henry debate equity, accountability in ACLU forum

The candidates know each other well, as Chief Deputy District Attorney Sharon Henry is challenging her boss, District Attorney Krishna Abrams....

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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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