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.

  Jun 03, 2024

Arbitrator upholds termination of former Vallejo officer for Willie McCoy shooting

Ryan McMahon was the only officer disciplined for the shooting of Willie McCoy, who was found unresponsive behind the wheel of his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru in 2019....

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  May 09, 2024

Vallejo police sued over officer’s actions in viral TikTok video

The lawsuit accuses Vallejo police and Officer Colin Eaton of excessive force and assault, among other allegations....

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  Apr 29, 2024

Attorneys in civil rights case against Vallejo police seek to depose Solano judge

Judge Kelly Trujillo was an assistant city attorney in Vallejo from 2012 to 2020, where she worked closely with the Vallejo Police Department....

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  Apr 27, 2024

Vallejo police award ‘life-saving’ medal to officer who allegedly threatened ex-girlfriend’s life

Officer Ronald Dupree was arrested on Feb. 14 on suspicion of felony domestic violence, threats and stalking....

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  Feb 13, 2024

As Vallejo police use of force escalates, liability claims pile up

Vallejo police statistics show a dramatic rise in use of force by officers and the city has seen an increase in claims filed by civil rights attorneys....

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  Jan 25, 2024

Attorney for fired Vallejo cop seeks to restrain Vallejo Sun from reporting client’s disciplinary record

Attorney tells Sun to "not do a story" on records publicly posted to the federal court's website....

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  Jan 25, 2024

Vallejo officer fired for Willie McCoy shooting had history of complaints before joining Vallejo police

Ryan McMahon recently completed arbitration proceedings to get his job back in Vallejo and the city is awaiting a final ruling from the arbitrator....

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  Jan 09, 2024

Vallejo settles lawsuit over 2019 police killing of Willie McCoy for $5M

The settlement is one of the largest in the city’s history....

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  Oct 18, 2023

Vallejo officer seen punching woman in video had history of force complaints

Officer Colin Eaton was one of six officers who shot and killed Willie McCoy in 2019....

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  Sep 19, 2023

Former Vallejo officer fired for Willie McCoy shooting sues department, whistleblower

The lawsuit alleges that former Vallejo police Officer Ryan McMahon was forced to leave the Broadmoor Police Department after the Vallejo Sun reported that he was flagged for poor performance in Vallejo....

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  Sep 14, 2023

Former Vallejo police captain who exposed badge bending ritual settles lawsuit for $900K

Former Vallejo police Capt. John Whitney said he hopes the settlement “is the beginning of some of the major changes that I have always advocated for in Vallejo.”...

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  May 17, 2023

Community members voice frustration with pace of Vallejo police reforms

The oversight agreement between the DOJ and the Vallejo Police Department to institute 45 reform recommendations is set to come to a close on June 5....

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