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City Council approves a measure to impose a fine on drivers distracted by handheld devices. Read more


Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney says he'll present ordinances Monday against phone use while driving and to require the reporting of lost or stolen guns. Read more


New Richmond Police Chief William C. Smith was born in Richmond and rose through the ranks. Read more


Marcus-David Peters’ death points to a need for better handling of mental health crises. Read more


The Richmond Police Department announced a two-year timeline to complete training for officers. Read more


Richmond police officer Juan Tejeda uses his off-duty time to build up the Latino community. Read more

Sunday Story

Family of unarmed man shot by police near Interstate 95 fault officer's response, challenge commonwealth's attorney's conclusions. Read more


In the Richmond region, people who are unable to make voice calls can report an emergency via text message. Read more


Citing a need for transparency, Richmond police chief releases the officer's body camera footage, while the family of the naked shooting victim calls for justice. Read more


Advocates for the Richmond Mounted Unit find better housing for the horses. Read more


A simulation program allows civilians to see how they would respond to a tense situation that a police officer might face. Read more

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During encounters with police, one wrong move can be life-altering for a civilian. And as high-profile shootings test public confidence in law enforcement, officers face the possibility that any routine stop could turn violent. Read more


After a write-in campaign for Richmond sheriff, Carol Adams returns to community policing Read more


Mayor Levar Stoney looks back at the first year of his term and outlines priorities for 2018. Read more


About 100 people gathered at City Hall for the 27th annual memorial service for friends and family of homicide victims. Read more


Alfred Durham has gone above and beyond the role of police chief, playing, at various times, mentor, father figure and community activist to the city’s neediest neighborhoods. Read more

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Vying for Richmond sheriff are Democratic nominee Antionette Irving, independent candidates Nicole Jackson and Emmett Jafari, and write-in candidate Carol Adams Read more

, Politics

A former police sergeant known for outreach work, Carol Adams is running a write-in campaign to be Richmond's next sheriff. Read more


A gunshot-locating system will help Richmond officers respond to violent crime. Read more


A pro-Confederate-heritage group that demonstrated on Monument Avenue on Saturday was met by a large gathering of counter-protesters who marched from the Maggie Walker statue to Stuart Circle. Read more


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