Sen. Dodd: FBI must investigate deadly Vallejo police shooting

Friday, July 17, 2020

VALLEJO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call for an FBI investigation into the fatal Vallejo police shooting of Sean Monterossa.

“A thorough, independent investigation is absolutely essential for justice and accountability,” Sen. Dodd said. “Sean Monterossa, his loved ones and the entire Vallejo community deserve no less. I thank Speaker Pelosi for her leadership in requesting an FBI investigation. I’ve also been calling for an independent review, which should include an examination of the destruction of evidence by Vallejo police.”

Sean Monterossa, 22 of San Francisco was shot and killed by an officer June 2 outside a Walgreens store. Witnesses said Monterossa was on his knees and did not have a gun at the time the officer shot him through his patrol car windshield. This week it was revealed that the windshield was replaced and discarded by Vallejo police personnel. Monterossa’s death follows a number of other controversial killings by Vallejo police over the past few years, including the shooting of a man in 2019 who had fallen asleep in a fast food restaurant line.


Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at