Vallejo Protestors Demand Police Transparency

Keith Menconi
July 12, 2020 - 12:42 pm
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    Protest, once again, spilled out onto the streets of Vallejo as angry residents demonstrated against the police killing of Sean Monterrosa last month.

    Demonstrators took their demands for increased police transparency right to the steps of the Vallejo Police Department in an hours-long demonstration that took place just days after police released body camera footage of the June 2 shooting of Monterrosa.

    Police said they believed Monterossa was reaching for a gun when it was a hammer. Monterrosa’s sisters, Ashley and Michelle addressed the assembled crowd and called for more footage of the incident to be released.

    "Our demands here are we want all of the footage," one said. "We all know the video that was released is all chopped and screwed and remixed."

    Protest in Vallejo for Sean Monterrosa, July 12, 2020
    Keith Menconi/ KCBS Radio

    The video that has been released does not show the moments leading up to the shooting. 

    In a statement, the Vallejo Police Department said it respects residents' right to protest, but a spokesperson did not respond directly to the demands for the release of more footage.

    Protest in Vallejo for Sean Monterrosa, July 12, 2020
    Keith Menconi/ KCBS Radio

    Protest in Vallejo for Sean Monterrosa, July 12, 2020
    Keith Menconi/ KCBS Radio