This isn’t the first time Vallejo has experienced a cluster of high profile police shootings and incidents that have caused residents to demand changes. The current pleas and fight for police accountability from activists is reminiscent of 2012, when there was a spike in deadly police shootings. But it's not just police shootings people are concerned about. It’s also everyday run-ins with Vallejo officers that for years have added to a sense of mistrust that’s blowing up in City Hall. Vallejo is hiring its next police chief soon and has invited an outside audit of its police department. But it begs the question: Why is this happening in Vallejo, and why now?
This is the final episode in The Bay’s three part series on Vallejo policing shootings.