Vallejo, CA Cops deny revenge for fellow cop is the reason behind recent spike in officer involved shootings, instead cite ‘bad timing’

“In an unusually violent period for Vallejo police, seven officers on a staff of 93, have been involved in five shootings — four of them fatal — in the past six weeks.

By comparison, Vallejo police shot and killed two armed suspects in three years leading up to the recent string of officer-involved shootings between May 25 and the Fourth of July.

Other than “bad timing,” no explanation has emerged for this wave of officer-involved shootings in Solano County’s most crime-plagued city.

But a department spokesman on Thursday dismissed one public theory that some officers may be “hyper-sensitive” following the shooting death of their colleague, Officer Jim Capoot, last November. Capoot was killed in the line of duty while pursuing a bank robbery suspect in North Vallejo.”


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