Crime

Attorney John Burris and Rick Perez (left), father of the slain Richard "Pedie" Perez III, announce the Perez family's intention to sue the city. (Photo by Daniela Covarrubias)

Famed civil rights attorney John Burris to sue city and officer on behalf of Perez family

Famed personal injury and civil rights attorney John Burris plans to sue the city of Richmond and Wallace Jensen, the officer who shot and killed Richard "Pedie" Perez III, for wrongful death.
Office Benjamin Therriault

A cop, and resident, of Richmond public housing

Officer Benjamin Therriault moved into one of Richmond’s toughest neighborhoods three years ago as part of the city’s “Police-in-Properties” program. He lives in a one-bedroom apartment in Richmond Village, a low-income housing project that a...
Richard Pedro Perez III, known as “Pedie” to his friends and family. (File Photo, 2008)

Friends and family paint a picture of Richard Perez as sometimes troublesome – but not dangerous

The first fatal officer-involved shooting in Richmond since 2007 saw the death of Richard “Pedie” Perez III, 24, on Sept. 14. This has shocked the Iron Triangle neighborhood, where Perez lived, and we spoke to...