Police Accountability Rally & City Council Meeting

Police Accountability Rally & City Council Meeting

We need all hands on deck at the April 12, 2022 Vallejo City Council meeting, to demand police accountability and oppose the waterfront headquarters at 400 Mare Island Way. Please tell your friends and share both this event and the petitions linked below!

On April 12, Council will again be evaluating a $30 million dollar I-bank loan to retrofit 400 Mare Island Way for use as as police headquarters. This is in the face of overwhelming and consistent community opposition (see links below).

Also, last week multiple current and former Vallejo Police badge benders provided horrific courtroom testimony outlining their gruesome rituals. It was really unbelievable and more disturbing than expected (see links below).

We need to show up to oppose the police headquarters and demand the city:

1.) Immediately initiate a police reform model;

2.) Terminate the badge benders and everyone who knew about it and didn’t report it.;

3.) Turn over the badge bending report and court transcripts to the state and fed DOJ.;

4.) Abandon the waterfront police station idea & repair the old building; and

5.) Release the badge bending report.

Please mark your calendar: April 12, 2022 @6

Police HQ Links:
– Petition opposing the station: https://www.change.org/p/save-vallejo-s-waterfront-oppose-new-police-station-at-400-mare-island-way
– City’s mapping tool: https://www.myvallejo.com/vpdheadquarters
– Timeline of events: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TLBXt3kPcqcNv_nV_yIq8HO10sj5dN84UrqnWOVCZTc/edit?usp=sharing
– Open Vallejo op-ed: https://openvallejo.org/2022/03/08/vallejos-waterfront-is-for-community-not-cops/

Badge Bending Links:
– Petition to fire the badge benders: https://www.change.org/p/vallejo-chief-of-police-shawny-williams-fire-the-vallejo-police-badge-benders
– Original Open Vallejo report: https://openvallejo.org/2020/07/28/vallejo-police-bend-badge-tips-to-mark-fatal-shootings/
– Vallejo Sun podcast: https://www.vallejosun.com/how-badge-bending-became-a-ritual-among-vallejo-police/

– Articles on bent badge court testimony: https://www.vallejosun.com/former-vallejo-police-lieutenant-testifies-that-he-started-badge-bending-practice-at-concord-pd/ and https://www.vallejosun.com/judge-says-outside-investigation-into-vallejo-police-badge-bending-tradition-has-no-value/


Date(s) - Tue, Apr 12, 2022
6:00 pm to 11:45 pm


Vallejo City Hall
555 Santa Clara St., Vallejo


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