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Vallejo, CA Fails to Halt Police Fatalities: Watchdog

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A series of fatal shootings committed by the Vallejo, California police department prompted promises in 2020 to implement 45 reforms recommended by a private consulting group and overseen by the California Department of Justice, but two years later little has changed, reports Laurence Du Sault for ProPublica.

Less than a month after the reforms were proposed, a SWAT officer killed an unarmed male and also avoided charges. By May of this year,  a progress report revealed that the police department had achieved DOJ compliance with only one reform. 32 reforms remain untouched or in draft form, including key changes to how the department reviews fatal incidents and the implementation of an independent police oversight agency.

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