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 explains: These are just stand-ins. The baton is made of foam, the Taser is unloaded, and the pistol fires Airsoft pellets. Together, they represent a pretend version of the “duty kit” carried by Richmond officers. Rivera is supervising a mock scenario as part of the…
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 regulating.
A coalition of advocacy groups is challenging the legal right of the California Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend the driver’s licenses of those who cannot afford to pay traffic fines.
A new set of documents filed in an ongoing court case suggest that the heads of Richmond’s three medical marijuana dispensaries may have paid City Councilmembers to back legislation favorable to the dispensaries.
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.”
The El Cerrito Police Department hosted a Pokémon Go block party to connect with the community and raise awareness of potential hazards to players.
19-year-old Dawaun Rice of Richmond has been charged with the murder of Javonte Prothro, who was fatally shot on Monday at the corner of S.47th Street and Carlson Boulevard.