Vallejo Faces Scrutiny Over Police Shootings

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Vallejo Police cruiser (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In the past three years, 10 people have died in police-involved shootings in the city of Vallejo. In 2012 alone, the rate of officer-involved shootings in Vallejo was 38 times the national rate, prompting a call for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate. Now the city and its police department face a number of civil rights and wrongful death lawsuits. We talk with KQED reporter Alex Emslie and others about the recent surge in deaths and the Vallejo community's reaction.


Alex Emslie, reporter for KQED News

Dennis Kenney, professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer in Florida and a former project director for the Police Foundation

Don du Bain, district attorney of Solano County