Prosecutor alleges DA of retaliation, discrimination over request to work from home

by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 28, 2021 This article was first published for the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – A veteran Solano County prosecutor has filed a lawsuit claiming her boss, District Attorney Krishna Abrams, retaliated against her after she requested to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. SharonContinue reading “Prosecutor alleges DA of retaliation, discrimination over request to work from home”

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”

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”