Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

A special prosecutor will oversee the investigation into the Vallejo police shooting of 20-year-old Willie McCoy in 2019.

McCoy was shot and killed last year in a drive-through lane
at a fast food restaurant. Police said McCoy was ordered to keep his hands
visible, but he reached for his gun and that’s when six officers opened fire.

But a lawyer for the McCoy family said officers didn’t have
an actual plan of action to safely remove McCoy from the car.

The McCoy family is now suing the Vallejo Police Department.

The special prosecutor who will take over the case is Michael Ramos, former District Attorney of San Bernardino County.

The McCoy family’s attorney, John Burris, said he’s a bad

“For me, I don’t see in his long history of being a D.A.
where he prosecuted police officers,” Burris said. “So I don’t know if there’s
enough of a history to make us, the family, feel comfortable.”

Burris said he is considering asking Solano County’s D.A. to
withdraw Ramos’s name.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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