Vallejo mayor gives early monetary support to potential council candidates

by John Glidden | glid24@protonmail.com | Aug. 16, 2021 VALLEJO – Mayor Robert McConnell has thrown his support behind two potential Vallejo City Council candidates by giving each $500, according to campaign forms submitted to the Solano County Registrar of Voters. Former Vallejo school board Trustee Ruscal Canyangyang is eyeing a run to represent District 4,Continue reading “Vallejo mayor gives early monetary support to potential council candidates”

Police Reform: Summary of findings

Complex problems in Vallejo suggest myriad solutions by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 14, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – There is no magic solution to reforming a police department. The city of Vallejo is learning that the hardContinue reading “Police Reform: Summary of findings”

Police Reform: Technology Assist

by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 13, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – As cities struggle with tight budgets, many police departments are turning to technology to leverage law enforcement efforts. Technological assists come in many different forms, fromContinue reading “Police Reform: Technology Assist”

Police Reform: ‘Defunding’ the police

As calls for reform intensify, Vallejo and other cities struggle with proper role, budget for police by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 12, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis over aContinue reading “Police Reform: ‘Defunding’ the police”

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”

Investigation into Vallejo police ‘blood death ritual’ to conclude soon

A Vallejo city attorney told a Solano County judge that the independent investigation into so-called ‘badge bending’ should be done by mid-September. by Brian Krans | July 30, 2021 VALLEJO – An attorney for the city of Vallejo says an outside investigation into allegations that some officers in the department celebrated fatal on-duty shootings by bendingContinue reading “Investigation into Vallejo police ‘blood death ritual’ to conclude soon”