The City of Vallejo has signed a $100,000 consulting agreement with former Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn, whose tenure included the fatal shootings of Stephon Clark and Darrell Richards.
NAACP threatens to eject Hakeem Brown from organization
The national headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sent a letter to former Councilmember Hakeem Brown Wednesday, ordering him to drop his claim that he leads the Vallejo branch of the organization.
Solano sheriff releases footage of Juneteenth shooting in Vallejo
In response to a California Public Records Act request filed by Open Vallejo, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office has disclosed body camera and vehicle camera footage from the fatal shooting of 28-year-old man on June 19.
Vallejo police to weaken drone policy amid potential violations
Vallejo Police Department policy requires written authorization before officers launch drones. When an Open Vallejo investigation found no evidence that the rule was being followed, the department decided to change it.
Footage of Sean Monterrosa’s killing by police was ‘overwritten.’ Here is what we know about that night.
As Vallejo moves to fire the detective who killed Monterrosa, newly-released records raise questions over officials’ handling of investigation.
Vallejo’s Black shipyard workers forged nationwide reforms
In the early 1960s, a small group of Black workers began organizing for equal treatment at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard — and inspired nationwide reforms.
Claim alleges false testimony by Vallejo police chief
Former Lt. Herman Robinson, Vallejo’s longest-serving police officer, accused Chief Shawny Williams of making false statements under oath as Williams sought to fire him, records obtained by Open Vallejo show.
Detective on leave over Sean Monterrosa shooting
An outside investigation found that Vallejo police Det. Jarrett Tonn violated department use of force policies in the 2020 killing, sources told Open Vallejo.
Help us investigate the Vallejo Police Department
Reporters have documented 33 killings by police since 2000 in Vallejo. We need your help to learn more about Vallejo police violence and potential misconduct.
FBI rebuffs sheriff’s claim it cleared deputies of extremist ties
Current and former FBI officials cast doubt on Solano County Sheriff Tom Ferrara’s claim that federal agents cleared his employees of membership in a far-right militia.
Vallejo police secretly tested ‘dystopian’ facial recognition tool
Vallejo police tested a facial recognition system that is the subject of numerous lawsuits and government investigations, according to search data obtained by BuzzFeed News.