Chief Chris Magnus
Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus has won over many residents and political leaders with an unconventional policing style that stresses community outreach.
A Contra Costa County Superior Court jury in Martinez Tuesday cleared Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus of racial bias allegations in a civil lawsuit filed by seven senior African-American officers.
Richmond’s police chief and seven of his high-ranking officers are involved in a racial discrimination lawsuit in Martinez, which temporarily leaves the department without a head.
Seven officers claim Chief Chris Magnus and former deputy chief Lori Ritter racially discriminated against them going back five years.