Vallejo police flee department

August 12, 2008 6:11:05 PM PDT
One in five officers has left the department since the city declared bankruptcy last May.

About 25 of Vallejo's 150 officers have retired or left for other cities. Many are afraid their pensions or salaries will be cut if a federal bankruptcy court allows the city to void its union contract and declare bankruptcy.

A judge is expected to make a ruling by the end of the month.