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Richmond Police Department. File photo by Grace Oyenubi.

RPD officer sent ‘sexually suggestive’ messages to head of a dispensary he was regulating, documents show

Court documents submitted in an ongoing case indicate that Richmond Police Department Sergeant Michael Rood sent “numerous inappropriate and sexually suggestive” text messages to the head of a medical marijuana dispensary he was tasked with...
Inside Richmond City Hall. File photo by Tawanda Kanhema.

Court documents point to ‘pay to play’ scheme between marijuana dispensaries and City Council

A new set of documents filed in an ongoing court case suggest that the heads of Richmond’s three medical marijuana dispensaries may have paid City Councilmembers to back legislation favorable to the dispensaries.
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Former Richmond police officer sues city and Chief Magnus for wrongful termination, sexual harassment

A former Richmond police officer is suing the City of Richmond and Chief of Police Chris Magnus for wrongful termination, claiming that he was discriminated against after he reported to his supervisor that Magnus allegedly...
Chevron refinery fire

City officials press ahead with lawsuit following 2012 Chevron refinery fire

Two years after a series of explosions and fires tore through Chevron’s Richmond refinery, city officials are pressing ahead with their lawsuit against the oil giant.

Richmond mulls legal action against Chevron Corp. over refinery fire

The Richmond City Council is 30 days from pursuing litigation against Chevron Corporation if negotiations fail to secure compensation for the August 2012 refinery fire. Legislators are seeking money from the oil company for damages...
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Testimony in Magnus trial focuses on descent into dispute

Tuesday’s testimony – a marathon volley between Hartinger and Pickett – traced the rapid devolution of relations in the department after Magnus’ January 2006 hiring, which brought him to Richmond from Fargo, N.D.