Special prosecutor named to investigate McCoy shooting

by John Glidden | Sept. 5, 2020 A former Southern California district attorney will receive up $25,000 to investigate the fatal 2019 officer-involved shooting of Willie McCoy, according to his consulting contract obtained by JohnGlidden.com. In July, Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams appointed Michael Anthony Ramos special prosecutor, tasked with determining if six VallejoContinue reading “Special prosecutor named to investigate McCoy shooting”

[Brief] Benicia opening cooling center amid excessive heat

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Sept. 5, 2020 BENICIA – In preparation for the heatwave expected to hit the area over the weekend and into early next week, the Benicia Senior Center will be used as a cooling center for seniors and those without working air conditioning, city officials announced. The senior center, located at 187Continue reading “[Brief] Benicia opening cooling center amid excessive heat”

Vallejo agrees to $5.7 million settlement in Foster lawsuit

by John Glidden | Sept. 4, 2020 The family of Ronell Foster will receive $5.7 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit the family filed against the Vallejo and officer Ryan McMahon in March 2018. The Bay Area News Group first reported news of the settlement amount on Thursday. City officials said Friday that theContinue reading “Vallejo agrees to $5.7 million settlement in Foster lawsuit”

Vallejo school board to get update on superintendent search

by John Glidden | Aug. 29, 2020 A $17,900 contract is expected to be awarded next week to a Nebraska-based consulting firm to help in the search for a new Vallejo City Unified School District superintendent. The Vallejo school board will be asked at its Sept. 2 meeting to approve the contract with McPherson &Continue reading “Vallejo school board to get update on superintendent search”

Vallejo facing another excessive force lawsuit

The city defending itself in 23 federal civil cases involving Vallejo PD by John Glidden | Aug. 28, 2020 A Vallejo man is suing the city and Vallejo Police Department alleging he was the victim of excessive force after numerous officers entered his home without a warrant and physically assaulted him during a September 2018Continue reading “Vallejo facing another excessive force lawsuit”

Risner won’t be Vallejo’s next permanent city attorney

by John Glidden | Aug. 26, 2020 As the city of Vallejo searches for its next city attorney, one thing is certain, Randy Risner won’t be filling the position. Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan made the announcement through a message posted to the city’s social media pages on AUg. 24 that after interviewing four candidates theContinue reading “Risner won’t be Vallejo’s next permanent city attorney”