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: 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”

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”

New body camera video shows Vallejo officer who killed Sean Monterrosa shoot at man’s back in 2017

by Scott Morris | May 14, 2021 VALLEJO – Three years before Vallejo police Det. Jarrett Tonn shot and killed Sean Monterrosa, he fired at a carjacking suspect who was fleeing on foot in a residential neighborhood. Tonn insisted that he saw the man, Victor Hurtado, with a gun, but none was ever found. New bodyContinue reading “New body camera video shows Vallejo officer who killed Sean Monterrosa shoot at man’s back in 2017”

Vallejo city manager confirmed Tonn as shooter days after Monterrosa was killed, emails show

by John Glidden | April 6, 2021 VALLEJO – Five days after Sean Monterrosa was shot dead by Vallejo police detective Jarrett Tonn outside a local Walgreens, City Manager Greg Nyhoff confirmed Tonn’s identity to at least two members of the Vallejo City Council, newly released emails show. In response to an email from then-Vallejo CouncilmanContinue reading “Vallejo city manager confirmed Tonn as shooter days after Monterrosa was killed, emails show”

Federal judge tosses Vallejo’s change of venue motion in Monterrosa lawsuit

by John Glidden | Feb. 12, 2021 VALLEJO – On Thursday, a federal judge denied a request from the city of Vallejo for a change in venue in a civil lawsuit filed by the family of Sean Monterrosa, the 22-year-old San Francisco man shot and killed by Vallejo police outside a local Walgreens last June. DistrictContinue reading “Federal judge tosses Vallejo’s change of venue motion in Monterrosa lawsuit”

[Brief] Vallejo reaches 29 homicides in 2020

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Nov. 30, 2020 VALLEJO – With just a month left in 2020, the city of Vallejo recorded its 29th homicide of the year when a 20-year-old Sacramento man was shot and killed in north Vallejo over the weekend, the Vallejo Police Department announced on Monday. Vallejo police said they received reports ofContinue reading “[Brief] Vallejo reaches 29 homicides in 2020”

New taskforce created to investigate fatal officer-involved incidents in Solano County

by John Glidden | Nov. 13, 2020 VALLEJO – A special Solano County interagency taskforce has been created to provide independent investigations following the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer in the county, District Attorney Krishna Abrams announced Thursday. Staffed by detectives from law enforcement agencies throughout the county, the Solano County MajorContinue reading “New taskforce created to investigate fatal officer-involved incidents in Solano County”

[Brief] Vallejo records 25th homicide of year

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Nov. 9, 2020 VALLEJO – A 24-year-old Vallejo man, shot near the Park Place shopping center in the northern section of town on Nov. 2, died Sunday, Vallejo police confirmed in a press release. The city didn’t release the man’s name, pending notification of next of kin. According to police, officers respondedContinue reading “[Brief] Vallejo records 25th homicide of year”