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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...

Richmond police commissioner may call for surveys of high school students on relations with police

The Richmond Police Department is interested in having all high school students in the city take an anonymous survey in which they could express their thoughts and feelings about local police.

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...

BART PD to wear on body cameras

Sometime this year, all BART police officers will begin wearing cameras to record their actions. The policy is in the process of being finalized, but Shante Barnes, a training specialist officer, said that trainers travelled...
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Chief investigator takes stand in Richmond police discrimination trial

The man who conducted an investigation into alleged discrimination in the Richmond Police Department testified Thursday that he was inundated with complaints from both sides of the issue in mid-2007. Ray Marshall, a Harvard-educated attorney...
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City manager calls Magnus ‘good leader,’ credits him for reforms during testimony in discrimination case

As police command staff officials began peppering his hand-picked police chief with complaints of discrimination, Richmond’s most powerful executive official did all he felt he should do: Initiate an independent investigation, pass the complaints on...
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Magnus’ last day of testimony delves into a lonely, divisive period atop department in 2006

After more than a week on the witness stand, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus’ last day of testimony as a defendant was one of more questions from the plaintiff’s attorneys—and from the jury. “Do you...
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Amid racial strife, Magnus hit resistance in imposing his program

When he took the helm in early 2006, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus looked to impose his geographically centered policing strategy in a department accustomed to mobile crime suppression teams and cleaved with persistent racial...