When Should Vallejo Officers Be Required to Test for Drugs or Alcohol?

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Vallejo resident Lisa Davis voices her opposition to a new police contract at a City Council meeting on Sept. 24, 2019. (Ericka Cruz Guevarra/KQED)

Vallejo residents attended a city council meeting this week wearing bright yellow stickers that read "Coked Cops Kill." They opposed efforts by the police union to delete a section of its contract that outlines when an officer could be ordered to receive drug and alcohol testing. Councilors approved the new contract, limiting when officers may be subject to drug and alcohol tests.

Guest: Ericka Cruz Guevarra, producer for The Bay

Read Ericka's full story on the meeting here. And below are links to her three episode series on Vallejo police.

Episode 1: The Life and Death of Willie McCoy

Episode 2: In Vallejo, a Sister Challenges the Police Narrative of Her Brother's Shooting


Episode 3: How Did Things Get So Bad Between Vallejo and Its Police?

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