Southeast Asian community holds remembrance vigil

Ten years ago, Chan Bounkeut, a 15-year-old girl from Middle College High was shot at her front door and died. In memory of Chan and other South East Asian community members who lost their lives in recent years, people gathered at Richmond Public Library Saturday to hold a candle lit vigil.

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Armed man critically injured in officer-involved shooting

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A man was hospitalized and is currently in stable condition after being shot by Richmond police officers on Monday night. Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation and 911 calls reporting a man with a gun at B Street and Nevin Avenue near the St. John’s Apartments just after 5 pm, said Richmond Police Lt. Bisa…

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Jael Myrick takes his seat, becomes a part of City Council antics

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The addition of new city councilmember Jael Myrick didn’t stop the council from falling back on its old argumentative habits during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The council passed most items unanimously or with just one vote against—but the majority of the time was spent debating procedures about when a councilmember can make a motion…

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RPD discrimination lawsuit prepares for Federal Court

Five months after a jury cleared Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus of racial discrimination allegations, the case is now set to reappear in federal court in November. The plaintiffs — seven prominent African-American police officers — originally filed a suit in 2007 that alleged that Magnus discriminated by race when choosing officers for promotion. In…

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Richmond police ramp up presence to head off escalating tensions

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A flare up of deadly shootings in Richmond and unincorporated North Richmond has police and anti-violence workers mobilized in an effort to quell further violence. A version of this article appeared first in the Contra Costa Times. On Monday morning, 22-year-old Orlando Yancy was killed in a drive-by in unincorporated North Richmond, the second homicide…

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