At 9:30 AM on Oct. 21, the court ruled in favor of the City of Vallejo and prevented the Vallejo Police Officers Association (VPOA) from obstructing the Proclamation of a Public Safety Emergency in Vallejo with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). Despite the VPOA’s communications to the City expressing a desire to collaborate on the Vallejo Police Department’s reform and improvement, they have taken an adversarial approach from the beginning, creating roadblocks to the Department’s reform.
Today’s hearing placed the burden of proof on the VPOA that the Proclamation would irreparably damage the VPOA. Judge Getty found that the VPOA failed to show that they would be irreparably harmed by the City’s declaration of emergency. She denied the request for a temporary restraining order.
City Manager, Greg Nyhoff said, “We are disappointed that the VPOA chose to take this approach. We hope in the future VPOA will continue to work with us rather than takes this obstructionist approach. Our number one priority here is to serve our community and provide them with a police department that they can take pride in and trust. This is the start of a long journey in the reform of our Police Department, and we are wholly committed to seeing this reform through to completion.”
For more information on the Public Safety Emergency Proclamation, visit https://conta.cc/30MBs3D
To read yesterday’s press release regarding the VPOA’s Writ of Mandate and Temporary Restraining Order, visit, https://conta.cc/