Judge Rules Against Vallejo Police Union in Reform BattleVallejo's declaration of a public safety emergency, which opened the city to a slate of intended policing reforms, survived a legal battle Wednesday after a judge ruled against the police union’s legal challenge to the reforms.
Vallejo Police Chase Yields Illegal Weapons, Marijuana, Halloween MasksA police chase in Vallejo led to two arrests and the discovery of illegal weapons, marijuana and several Halloween masks.
Vallejo Declares Public Safety Emergency After Alarming Spike In Crime During The Pandemic; 'It's A Very Brave Step For All Of Us'With a unanimous vote, the Vallejo City Council has declared a public safety emergency giving unprecedented powers to the City Manager to get around local laws and regulations to fight crime.
Vallejo Police Launch Investigation Into Employee's Alleged Use Of A SwastikaVallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams confirmed Monday that his department has ordered an outside investigation into the alleged use of a swastika by an employee.
Vallejo Police Department Fires Officer Involved In Two Fatal ShootingsThe Vallejo Police Department fired an officer Wednesday who was involved in two fatal shootings within the past two years.
Tear Gas Deployment Ends Vallejo Police Standoff; Suspect ArrestedA suspect wanted in an assault with a deadly weapon case kept Vallejo officers at bay outside his home for three hours Tuesday and resisted attempts to communicate before tear gas was used, Vallejo police said.
Vallejo Police Investigate 2 Separate Fatal Shootings In Space Of 8 HoursPolice in Vallejo on Thursday announced they are investigating two separate fatal shootings that happened since Wednesday night.
Family Of SF Man Killed By Vallejo Police Demands Justice, Files Civil Rights SuitOakland attorney John Burris filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Vallejo and Vallejo Police Officer Jarrett Tonn on Thursday for the fatal shooting of San Francisco resident Sean Monterrosa during a Black Lives Matter protest in early June.
Proposal Would Allow Families Of Police Brutality Victims To Seek CompensationA bill to be considered in the California Legislature would allow the families of police brutality victims to seek compensation from the state even if someone is not arrested or charged with a crime.
Civil Rights Attorney Burris To File Federal Lawsuit Against Vallejo Over Monterrosa KillingOakland attorney John Burris plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit on Thursday against the city of Vallejo and one of its officers over the shooting of a San Francisco man through the windshield of a police vehicle.
Vallejo Chief Turns to Outside Investigators to Determine If Officers Bent Badges to Mark KillingsVallejo police chief Shawny Williams said he has asked for an investigation by an outside third party after two people in the department said officers had their badges bent to mark on-duty killings.