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Police Chief Allwyn Brown was sworn into his position on Tuesday in a ceremony before the city council meeting. Photo courtesy of Allwyn Brown.

Allwyn Brown sworn in as Richmond’s new police chief

Allwyn Brown was sworn in as Richmond’s new police chief at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, in a ceremony that preceded Tuesday's city council meeting. Brown accepted the position last month after serving as interim chief...
RPD Chief Chris Magnus, left, and Mayor-elect Tom Butt, right, showed support at a peaceful protest organized by the RYSE Center. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Chief Magnus finalist to head Tucson’s police department

Police Chief Chris Magnus may be leaving town for a job in Arizona. Richmond police colleagues have confirmed that Magnus is a finalist seeking the job of police chief in Tucson.
A protestor holds his hands up as Berkeley Police declare unlawful assembly and move in near Telegraph and Blake. (Photo and caption by Kevin Hume)

Hundreds join first night of protests in Berkeley

Hundreds of protestors marched in downtown Berkeley Saturday night, protesting the recent non-indictments of the police officers involved in the deaths of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The protestors started from University Ave., caused North Berkeley...
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...