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19 dead in a decade: the small American city where violent police thrive | The Guardian

19 dead in a decade: the small American city where violent police thrive | The Guardian

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By Sam Levin, The Guardian

Police killed Sean Monterrosa amid protests against brutality. His death is part of a fatal pattern in Vallejo, California

At 12.30am on 2 June, as protests for George Floyd raged across California, a Vallejo policeman fired five shots through the windshield of his unmarked car, fatally striking an unarmed young man kneeling in a parking lot.

The death of Sean Monterrosa sparked national outrage at a time when a growing number of Americans are focused on police brutality.But in Vallejo, the killing felt painfully familiar and served as a harsh reminder that the city’s police department remains one of the country’s most violent and brutal small-city forces. 

The Vallejo police chief said officers on Monday night responded to calls for “potential looters” at a Walgreens. Monterrosa was kneeling with his hands raised when he was shot, the chief said, and was not observed looting. Monterrosa had a hammer in his pocket, not a gun.

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Featured Image, Clockwise from top left: Guy Jarreau; Ronell Foster; Sean Monterrosa; a memorial for Monterrosa; Willie McCoy as a child and an adult; and Michael Walton next to Officer David McLaughlin in footage by Adrian Burrell.Photograph: Griffin Barnett/Getty Images/Handout
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