Few Solano cops vaccinated for COVID-19

by Scott Morris | OakMorr@protonmail.com | Sept. 3, 2021 VALLEJO – Few law enforcement officers in Solano County have confirmed with their employer that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19, despite the agencies placing restrictions on employees who do not confirm their vaccination status, according to data obtained through public records requests. Overall, only about 25%Continue reading “Few Solano cops vaccinated for COVID-19”

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”

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”

Solano cops should monitor for extremist infiltration, oversight body report finds

by Scott Morris | July 12, 2021 VALLEJO – An oversight body recommended that Solano County law enforcement officials monitor officers’ social media postings for extremist support, something that none of the six agencies polled currently do. The Solano County Civil Grand Jury’s most recent report, released June 30, also found that while each law enforcementContinue reading “Solano cops should monitor for extremist infiltration, oversight body report finds”