Tag Archives: Police Chief Chris Magnus

Police steamed after small fire sets off sprinklers at headquarters

It wasn’t the heat, it was the humidity that got to members of the Richmond Police Department when a small fire broke out in the department headquarters Sunday morning. The fire-activated sprinkler systems extinguished the...
Chief Chris Magnus

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...

Trust Act builds trust between law enforcement and immigrant community

As of January 1, the bar for immigration holds will be set a lot higher. This is thanks to AB4, which Governor Brown signed into law on October 5. Also known as the Trust Act,...
Richmond City Council

Council looks forward after election

The City Council returned to business – with the meeting going into the next morning and the occasional spat between councilmembers — at its first post-election meeting Tuesday night. Before the meeting started, audience members...
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Restoring Richmond’s Tree Canopy

W hat is the solution to Richmond’s environmental woes? Trees, some say. More than one hundred trees have been planted in Richmond soil in the last month and last weekend nearly 60 volunteers transplanted 30...

RPD discrimination lawsuit prepares for Federal Court

Five months after a jury cleared Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus of racial discrimination allegations, the case is now set to reappear in federal court in November. The plaintiffs — seven prominent African-American police officers...

Jail expansion, bail reform on table for $19 million realignment funding

Contra Costa County officials are expected to vote tomorrow morning on how to spend a $19 million grant from the state to help deal with crowded county prisons. The funding follows the state’s decision last...

LGBT teens, RYSE Center, mobilize Richmond against hate speech

On Tuesday night at Richmond's City Council meeting, upset residents and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, mostly dressed in purple t-shirts and yellow armbands, signed a unity pledge against hate...

City has spent $4.5 million defending against discrimination lawsuit

Now that a jury has cleared the city and police Chief Chris Magnus of racial discrimination and harassment charges—after five years of legal wrangling and three months of trial—it’s time to tally up the costs. ...