Chris Magnus

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus

Richmond Police Chief’s New Approach Is Revitalizing A Tough Town

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus has won over many residents and political leaders with an unconventional policing style that stresses community outreach.

02/01/2015

Police-involved Shooting

No Charges For Richmond Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Man Outside Liquor Store, DA Says It Was Self-Defense

No charges will be filed against an officer in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Richmond last September, a Contra Costa County deputy district attorney said.

01/21/2015

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus. (CBS)

Richmond PD Chief Defends Joining Anti-Police Brutality Protest, Holding #BlackLivesMatter Sign While In Uniform

A Bay Area police chief who participated in a protest against police brutality said he would do it again, despite complaints from officers saying he broke the law because he wore his uniform during the march.

12/15/2014

Richmond police patrol car. (CBS)

Richmond Police Chief Marches With Community In Protest Against Police Violence

Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus and other police department brass stood shoulder to shoulder with other community members during a peaceful protest against police brutality in the East Bay city Wednesday.

12/10/2014

Richmond police patrol car. (CBS)

U.S. Department Of Justice Turns To Richmond Police Chief To Help Ease Unrest In Ferguson

The U.S. Department of Justice has turned to the City of Richmond to help ease the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Chief Chris Magnus participated in a panel last month to help heal community wounds in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting death.

10/13/2014

CoCo County Creates Multi-Service Centers For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Contra Costa County are finding assistance to be more accessible and it’s only going to get better with new multi-service centers

11/04/2013

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Wiretaps Lead to Nearly 2 Dozen Richmond Gang Arrests

Police in Richmond announced Wednesday that a months-long operation involving wiretaps has led to the arrests of nearly two dozen alleged members of one of the city’s most violent gangs.

08/28/2013

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Jury Clears Richmond Police Chief, Department Of Racial Bias

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.

04/10/2012

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Leaves Richmond Police Department Leaderless

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.

01/18/2012

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Police Race Discrimination Trial Begins

Seven officers claim Chief Chris Magnus and former deputy chief Lori Ritter racially discriminated against them going back five years.

01/17/2012

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