Tag Archives: office of neighborhood safety

Homicides in Richmond over the last three years. (Map by Martin Totland/Richmond Confidential)

Richmond police stats show decline in homicides (Interactive Map)

Richmond homicides have plummeted almost 70 percent over the last decade, and recent police data shows that the downward trend continues, with 12 homicides this year, the lowest in over three decades. Police and city...

Open Carry Ban in Richmond

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill late last month making it illegal to visibly carry loaded or unloaded shotguns or rifles. In San Francisco the open carry ban has spurred debates and some protests by...
"Alive and Free violence prevention training"

Violence as a disease, and one man’s prescription for Richmond

As an advocate for non-violence, Dr. Joseph Marshall had devoted the better part of his adult life to teaching others how to answer tough questions. Questions like: How thin is the line between killing someone...
lonnie peterson north richmond shooting

Questions swirl around flap between ONS and sheriff at scene of North Richmond shooting

The day after Tuesday’s shooting in unincorporated North Richmond left a 22-year-old man dying on the sidewalk, a city anti-violence agency filed a complain tagainst a Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputy, accusing him of assaulting one...
photo by: Robert Rogers

Richmond’s Congressman George Miller discusses healthcare, crime, pollution, and food policy

Representative George Miller is an unabashedly left-leaning Democrat and Richmond’s congressional representative, who is currently focused on the national healthcare and budget debates.
devone boggan jim rogers

Richmond councilman and agency at odds, city manager and others in between

The Office of Neighborhood Safety is in the spotlight at City Hall again, and growing unrest between the agency and its critics threatens to engulf much of the city’s government and hamper larger goals of...
chris magnus, corky booze, ons

Public safety leaders seek peace – among themselves

City Manager Bill Lindsay said late Wednesday he’ll order an investigation into who leaked information to the press and a councilmember about a non-criminal Sheriff’s stop involving an Office of Neighborhood Safety staff member. The...
Some of the professionals involved in Men and Women of Purpose pose outside of City Hall after a meeting with City Manager Bill Lindsay. (photo courtesty of: Antwon Cloird)

Group plans to offer services to youth, locals in crisis

A new alternative, social service program called Men and Women of purpose hopes to set up in Richmond. Led by Antwon Cloird, the group includes former felons, drug addicts and others who have overcome difficult...
mayor mclaughlin

Mourning lives lost in Richmond, 2011

Friday's ceremony to remember the victims of homicide in Richmond has become an annual exercise, as McLaughlin uses her monthly meet-the-mayor meetings every December as a solemn occasion to reflect on the lives lost to...
Chief Chris Magnus (left) and Captain Mark Gagan (right) have a round-table discussion with Richmond Confidential reporters. (photo by: Alexis Kenyon)

Police Chief Magnus visits Richmond Confidential

Richmond Police Department Chief Chris Magnus and Captain Mark Gagan came to the Richmond Confidential newsroom Friday to discuss police-media relations and answer questions. Magnus has been chief of the RPD since January 2006. He...