Tag Archives: RPD

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.”
Richmond City Council members question police department officials on Taser International contract. Photo by Jacob Shea.

Council votes to fund contract for new police body cams and tasers

The Richmond City Council clashed over funding for body cameras and tasers at Tuesday's meeting. Other initiatives related to cannabis, carbon tax and school budget were approved with little conflict.

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...

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.
Office Benjamin Therriault

A cop, and resident, of Richmond public housing

Officer Benjamin Therriault moved into one of Richmond’s toughest neighborhoods three years ago as part of the city’s “Police-in-Properties” program. He lives in a one-bedroom apartment in Richmond Village, a low-income housing project that a...