Critics claim that the indiscriminate use of restraints, particularly when youth are out in public wearing shackles, is damaging and unnecessary. Until recently, probation department drivers carrying minors would park their vehicles in a lot across the street from the Martinez courthouse. The designated curb stop was created amid complaints that the long walk amounted to an unnecessary humiliation.
Police Chief Chris Magnus may be leaving town for a job in Arizona. Richmond police colleagues have confirmed that Magnus is a finalist seeking the job of police chief in Tucson.
Richmond police confirmed that a man who died last Thursday following a brief scuffle in a liquor store parking lot was Eric Rismay, 66, of Richmond, and that another Richmond man, Roshon Brown, 26, is in custody on manslaughter charges.
Ten months after Richmond police began wearing body cameras on patrol, the department is moving to expand its use of video, including cameras in patrol cars that sync with the cameras worn by officers.
Richmond Police have confirmed that one man died Thursday night and another was taken into custody following a brief altercation in the parking lot outside Shop & Save Liquor.
All too often, gunfire and police sirens have formed the soundtrack at Richmond’s John F. Kennedy Park. It sounded different Saturday afternoon. When hip-hop blared through loudspeakers, and friends and family of veteran community organizer Elana Bolds celebrated “Put Down the Guns.” Bolds and community allies have organized the annual event for the last eight years. After singing at too many funerals and witnessing the suffering gun violence caused, Bolds said she decided to do something. “I was tired of…
Police arrested a suspect Friday in the killing of a Richmond man whose body was found dumped in West Oakland. The arrest capped a murderous week for Richmond in which the body count rose by three in a span of 12 hours.
U.S Attorney General Loretta Lynch came to Richmond on Friday, ending a national tour in a city starting to shake off its reputation as a crime capital. Lynch, addressing a cross-section of community leaders in the Richmond City Council chambers Friday, said she wanted to learn from cities that have “fought their way back from the brink.” Richmond has been attracting recognition as a model of improved community and police relations. Yet on Friday, a small crowd protested before Lynch spoke,…