The city of Richmond experienced no homicides in the month of November but had shootouts with large magazines of rifle ammo used.
The Richmond Police Department is slated to start off the New Year understaffed and with slim hopes of filling the employment gap before the end of the second quarter of 2020.
City council is expected to choose among final contenders to fill the soon-to-be-vacant city manager position during a special meeting this Saturday.
Hiring, homicides, and public access to information on police investigations took center stage as Richmond’s Community Police Review Commission heard from both Interim Police Chief Bisa French and Police Officer Association (POA) President Ben Therriault on November 6.
With the police chief position vacant the current interim police chief Bisa French threw in her hat as a contender for the leading role. French has spent her entire 22-year career at the department and is wants to finish it off on top.
RICHMOND, CA – Interim City Manager Steven Falk named Assistant Police Chief Bisa French as the new interim chief of police for Richmond after announcing at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that Police Chief Allwyn Brown stepped down from his position. French is the city’s first black woman to lead the Richmond Police Department. Interim City Manager Falk indicated there will be no active search for a new permanent police chief this year. “It is not my intention to initiate a…