Vallejo police union calls proposed public safety emergency an ‘illegal power grab’

by John Glidden | Oct. 5, 2020 The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association (VPOA) is calling a proposed move by the city of Vallejo to declare a local public safety emergency as an “illegal power grab,” according to a statement issued by the union on Monday. The seven-person Vallejo City Council will be asked Tuesday toContinue reading “Vallejo police union calls proposed public safety emergency an ‘illegal power grab’”

Council asked to declare local public safety emergency on Tuesday

by John Glidden | Oct. 3, 2020 Faced with increasing crime, scandal within the Vallejo Police Department, and more than two dozen use-of-force lawsuits, the Vallejo City Council will be asked to declare a local public safety emergency during a special meeting Tuesday. The unusual move will give Vallejo police Chief Shawny Williams the powerContinue reading “Council asked to declare local public safety emergency on Tuesday”

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”

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”