Vallejo Police Union President Lt. Michael Nichelini’s Termination Overturned, Returns To Duty Next Week

VALLEJO – An arbitrator overturned the termination of Vallejo police Lt. Michael Nichelini, the president of the Vallejo Police Officers’ Association, who was fired last year after a string of controversial incidents including an alleged threat against a journalist, his attorney said Friday.

Attorney Michael Rains, who often defends police officers accused of misconduct, said the arbitrator overturned former police Chief Shawny Williams’ decision to fire Nichelini last year for two different incidents and ordered him reinstated with back pay. Rains said he expects Nichelini to return to work next week.

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