The Fight Against Policing in VallejoThe Fight Against Policing in Vallejo

For years, families of those shot and killed by police in Vallejo have thrust the city into the spotlight. This diverse former military town by the Bay has often been overshadowed by its larger neighbors like Oakland and San Francisco, which both have long histories of activism. Without those same infrastructures, the families of those killed by police in Vallejo have taken to city hall with or without support from the community. In this three-part series, The Bay takes you into the homes of some of those families, examines what it means to challenge the police’s narrative, and unravels the breakdown in trust between the community and its police department.

‘It’s Not Real Justice’: Vallejo Officer Fired, But Not For Deadly Force

'There's a Lot of Mistrust and Fear on Both Sides.' Vallejo Residents React to Police Violence

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

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

The Life and Death of Willie McCoy

There's Something Wrong in Vallejo