Vallejo Settles $5 Million Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting of Willie McCoy at Taco Bell Drive-Through

VALLEJO, Calif. – The City of Vallejo has reached a $5 million settlement in the lawsuit filed by the family of Willie McCoy. McCoy, a 20-year-old rapper, was shot and killed by six officers from the Vallejo Police Department at a Taco Bell drive-through in 2019. The incident gained attention when officers fired 55 shots at McCoy, who was sleeping in a silver Mercedes. The officers involved claimed they acted reasonably, but footage from body cameras showed no visible gun. McCoy’s family attorney, Melissa Nold, expressed her disappointment with the settlement, stating that money does … Read more

Vallejo City Council Approves $5 Million Settlement for Willie McCoy’s Family, Ending Controversial Legal Battle

VALLEJO, Calif. – The Vallejo City Council has reached a $5 million settlement with the family of Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by six Vallejo police officers in 2019. The incident occurred when McCoy was found unresponsive in a Taco Bell drive-thru. This settlement brings an end to a prolonged legal battle over one of the most controversial cases involving the Vallejo police. The shooting of Willie McCoy attracted national attention and shed light on the practices of the Vallejo Police Department. As a result, the department’s practice of bending the … Read more