Vallejo OIS body cam video released

Posted at 11:05 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 14:05:01-04

VALLEJO, Calif. — This morning there are growing calls for a Vallejo police officer and the police chief to resign following an officer-involved shooting last month.

Bodycam video released by the Vallejo Police Department showing the moments an officer opened fire on alleged looter at a Walgreens. The officer is sitting in the back of a pickup truck when he opens fire from inside, shooting through the windshield, striking 22-year-old Sean Monterrosa who was pronounced dead at the scene.

You can hear the officer saying Monterrosa had a gun. Officers later confirmed that Monterrosa did not have a gun but was found with a hammer in his waistband. The department's chief also said
Monterrosa was in a half-kneeling position with his hand on his waistband.

The chief did not say if the officer had been disciplined or if he's still on patrol.