Vallejo Police Officers Association under investigation for threats sent to SF Chronicle reporter

Vallejo PD: Threatening email sent to reporter under investigation
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NewsBreak Peninsula Digest, December 9, 2020

(VALLEJO, Calif.) The Vallejo Police Department is currently investigating a threatening email that was allegedly sent to a reporter by the police union, KTVU2 reports.

In response to the allegation, Police Chief Shawny Williams issued a statement saying, “We do not condone any form of disrespect, discourteous behavior or act of intimidation toward our media partners.”

The email was sent Otis Taylor Jr., a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle by the Vallejo Police Officers’ Association saying, “2021 will be a little bit better not having your biased and un-informed articles printed in the newspaper.”

The email also stated, “We will warn our Georgia colleagues of your impending arrival.”

Taylor is stepping down from the Chronicle and moving to Georgia. Taylor had reported on the Vallejo PD while working for the Chronicle.