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: 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”

How protests over police violence are changing a city where officers kill with near-impunity

As protests against racism and police violence were sweeping the country, a Vallejo, California detective shot and killed Sean Monterrosa. His death has galvanized a community. Editor’s note: This article was originally published by The Appeal on Sept. 21, 2020. by John Glidden VALLEJO – Late last year, Vallejo, California, hired its first Black police chief.  The cityContinue reading “How protests over police violence are changing a city where officers kill with near-impunity”