Police Reform: Federal monitor

In extreme situations, communities like Vallejo look outside for police oversight by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 11, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – By all accounts, Carl Edwards was having an ordinary day in July 2017 as theContinue reading “Police Reform: Federal monitor”

Police Reform: Police commission

Civilian oversight offers one tool for keeping police accountable in Vallejo by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 10, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – As protests against police violence swept across the country following the death of George FloydContinue reading “Police Reform: Police commission”

Police Reform Measures: Walking a beat

Could community patrols help build relationships and overcome distrust of Vallejo law enforcement? by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 9, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – Before George Floyd, there was Michael Brown Jr., an 18-year-old Black man shot andContinue reading “Police Reform Measures: Walking a beat”

Police Reform Measures: A look at four Bay Area Communities and past reform efforts

by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 6, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – Just around the corner from the Vallejo Police Department, the black-and-white portrait of a young Latinx man looks over the street, his warm eyesContinue reading “Police Reform Measures: A look at four Bay Area Communities and past reform efforts”

Ferrara’s re-election campaign brings in $9,000 during first half of 2021

by John Glidden | glid24@protonmail.com | Aug. 3, 2021 VALLEJO – Solano County Sheriff Thomas Ferrara raised more than $9,000 in cash and non-monetary contributions in his bid for another term as the county’s top cop, according to campaign records submitted to the Solano County Registrar of Voters this week. The contributions were all received duringContinue reading “Ferrara’s re-election campaign brings in $9,000 during first half of 2021”

City of Vallejo settling excessive force lawsuit

by John Glidden | glid24@protonmail.com | July 20, 2021 VALLEJO – The city of Vallejo has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit alleging three of its officers used excessive force while attempting to take a man into custody during a May 2017 confrontation. The terms of the agreement, however, have yet to be made public. VallejoContinue reading “City of Vallejo settling excessive force lawsuit”

Cardwell dodges questions about her future in Vallejo city manager position

by John Glidden | July 10, 2021 VALLEJO – Acting City Manager Anne Cardwell evaded questions on Friday about her future plans as the city’s CEO. Cardwell declined to answer if she is interested in serving as Vallejo’s interim city manager following the recent resignation of City Manager Greg Nyhoff. “The City Council will be takingContinue reading “Cardwell dodges questions about her future in Vallejo city manager position”

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

by John Glidden | July 7, 2021 VALLEJO – Vallejo Police Capt. Joseph Iacono sent a department-wide email last Friday announcing his retirement, while also taking time to call crime in Vallejo a “systemic problem.” “It is often a generational and structural force that, in my opinion must be confronted,” Iacono wrote about crime in Vallejo.Continue reading “Vallejo police captain retires, says crime ‘a systemic problem’ for city”

Vallejo City Council asked to approve reopening of Glen Cove fire station; expected to cost $2 million

by John Glidden | July 6, 2021 VALLEJO – A fire station shuttered over a decade ago due to the city’s financial issues may soon re-open. The Vallejo City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve the the re-opening of Station 26, located at 1585 Fulton Ave. in the Glen Cove area of the city. StationContinue reading “Vallejo City Council asked to approve reopening of Glen Cove fire station; expected to cost $2 million”

City Manager Greg Nyhoff to leave Vallejo; walk away with $577,536

by John Glidden | June 30, 2021 VALLEJO – The Greg Nyhoff era in Vallejo is over. The Vallejo City Council will meet during a special meeting Thursday to approve a $577,536 resignation and separation agreement between the city of Vallejo and Nyhoff. The payment is the remaining balance owed to Nyhoff under his employment agreementContinue reading “City Manager Greg Nyhoff to leave Vallejo; walk away with $577,536”