The former Richmond police chief credited with drastically reducing the city’s murder rate is in line to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection. President Joe Biden on Monday said he will nominate Chris Magnus as the agency’s commissioner. Magnus led Richmond’s department from 2006 to 2015, when he took his current job as police chief in Tucson, Arizona. Pointing to Magnus’ time in Richmond, the White House said, “Magnus played a key role in rebuilding community trust in law enforcement…
At Tuesday’s meeting, Richmond City Council is expected to revisit a plan it favored earlier this month to establish a pilot safe parking program at Hilltop Mall for people without housing.
While advocates in Richmond are working to establish a city-sanctioned parking location with electricity, water and sewage access, issues at existing encampments are growing as more and more people move in.
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.
Suspects remained at large amid an ongoing police investigation of the shooting that wounded three teenagers outside De Anza High School after a football game last Friday, September 27.