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Mayor promises long-term homeless plan, but surprise evictions of Richmond’s homeless continue

As city workers continue to uproot the homeless from encampments around Richmond, at times without any warning or help, Mayor Tom Butt is pushing to raise $1.5 million from local companies to pay for a...

Richmond police should emphasize use of non-lethal force, Citizen commission votes

The Citizens Police Review Commission voted to send the Richmond Police Department recommendations that emphasize the use of non-lethal force and new officer training Wednesday night. These recommendations come several months after the commission ruled...
A screen capture of Richmond Police Department's new data portal, Richmond Open Data.

New Richmond police data portal reveals numbers on traffic stops, use of force and more

The Richmond Police Department recently went live with a new online portal dedicated to providing statistics and data on law enforcement activities in the city, completing its commitment to the Police Data Initiative started by...
Colyer Dupont debriefs a simulation activity with two Richmond police officers as part of the Community Safety Academy. Photo by Francesca Fenzi

Can ‘community ambassadors’ untangle Richmond’s relationship with the police?

Richmond Police Sgt. Florencio Rivera lifts a thick leather belt from the trunk of his police cruiser. He points to several objects dangling from it — pepper spray, handcuffs, riot baton, pistol, Taser — and...

Richmond Confidential reporter Reis Thebault wins Society of Professional Journalists award

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded former Richmond Confidential reporter Reis Thebault the 2017 Excellence In Journalism Award. The accolade, announced this week, was for his investigations into the “fraud,...
Across Richmond, domestic violence is on the rise. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Video: A domestic violence program struggles to keep doors open despite rising reports of abuse

In the past year alone, domestic violence centers and organizations say they have seen an increase in the number of victims that they assist. The rise has posed problems for some organizations, because of a...
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...
Four Richmond Police Officers are to be terminated from the Richmond Police Department, the City Manager's office said in a statement on Monday. Photo by Grace Oyenubi.

Four officers involved in “Celeste Guap” scandal terminated from Richmond Police Department

Four police officers will be terminated from the Richmond Police Department for their conduct and involvement with a 19-year-old woman formerly known as “Celeste Guap.”

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...