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Article re: NBC Bay Area Investigation

This article is all the rage right now. Let's look at the numbers the "investigative reporters" are using. 182 use of force complaints in 20 years is what we are reading. That's 9.1 use of force complaints a year. Chief Allio referenced 200 plus calls a day. That's 73,000 calls a year and 1.46 millions calls in 20 years. Having 182 complaints is probably lower than any other city with the same crime types as Vallejo. Further, that translates to 0.12% of all contacts in 20 years resulted in a use of force complaint. A TENTH OF A PERCENT!

The average number of murders over the last 20 years is almost 13 per year. There are more murders each year in Vallejo than there are use of force complaints. Vallejo has a problem with vicious criminals killing our citizens, not police conduct.

We stand by our officers. Our officers are exposed to more violent criminals and violent crimes per capita than most cities. Low staffing numbers exacerbate the problem by putting those very same officers back into patrolling the very violent streets of Vallejo. We work hard everyday to keep our City safe.

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