Vallejo California Police Department
|Dates of Service||June 2015 - July 2018.|
|Last Known Status||Separated|
Sonoma County California Sheriff's Office
|Dates of Service||July 2018 - April 2022|
|Last Known Status||Separated|
2015 Arrest of Jimmy Brooks
On October 4, 2016, Brooks filed an lawsuit against the city and several then-unnamed officers, claiming violations of his rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.
On August 24, 2018, Muniz-Bottomley, Postolako, and Hicks were removed as defendants in the case.
On November 27, 2018, the city settled the lawsuit for $50,000 and the case was dismissed.
2016 Beating of Derrick Shields
On October 7, 2016, Shields filed a lawsuit, claiming that his rights under the Fourth Amendment were violated by the use of excessive force.
On November 2, 2017, the lawsuit was dismissed when the court was unable to find Shields.
2017 Arrest of Dejuan Hall
On March 10, 2017, Muniz-Bottomley responded to a call of a man acting erratically at a gas station. Muniz-Bottomley located Hall, who he chased down the street before Hall sat on the median.
Muniz-Bottomley tackled Hall, punched him, and hit him with a flashlight while he struggled.
Bystanders took objection to the action. Muniz-Bottomley told them to "get back" and "shut up", and drew his handgun in response to the crowd.
Hall also claims that Officer Brian Murphy struck him five times with a baton and put him in a choke hold.
The incident was captured on witnesses' cell phone cameras.
Hall was charged with resisting arrest and trespassing.
Hall filed a claim against the city, Muniz-Bottomley and Murphy for use of force, and against officers Wesley Simpson and William Carpenter for failure to intervene. A claim is usually a precursor to a lawsuit.
The city paid Hall $75,000 to settle the claim before a lawsuit was filed.
2017 Arrest of Carl Edwards
On September 5, 2018, Edwards filed a federal lawsuit, alleging that Muniz-Bottomley and other officers used excessive force.
On September 28, 2020, the city filed their response to the lawsuit, claiming that the officers used reasonable force and did not engage in any wrongful or negligent conduct.
- Spencer Muniz-Bottomley, LinkedIn
- Spencer Muniz-bottomley, City Of Vallejo, govSalaries
- Jimmy Brooks vs City of Vallejo, et al, U.S. District Court, 2016-10-04
- Jimmy Brooks vs City of Vallejo, et al, U.S. District Court, 2018-01-12
- Jimmy Brooks vs City of Vallejo, et al, U.S. District Court, 2018-08-24
- Jimmy Brooks vs City of Vallejo, et al Dismissal, 'U.S. District Court', 2018-11-27
- Derrick Lamoris Shields vs City of Vallejo, et al, U.S. District Court, 2016-10-07
- John Glidden, Tentative settlement reached in Vallejo excessive force case, Vallejo Sun, 2020-10-21
- John Glidden, [https://www.timesheraldonline.com/2019/06/25/city-gives-75000-to-man-after-being-tackled-by-vallejo-officer/ City gives $75,000 to man after being tackled by Vallejo officer, Times Herald, 2019-06-25
- Edwards v. City of Vallejo et al Complaint, U.S. District Court, 2018-09-05
- John Glidden, New excessive force complaint filed against VPD; video shows incident, Times-Herald, 2018-10-02
- Edwards vs City of Vallejo, et al, U.S. District Court, 2020-10-20
- John Glidden, Vallejo police officer driving truck during Monterrosa shooting is leaving to take job in Napa, Vallejo Sun, 2021-09-24