Richmond Police Department

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

Former Richmond Police Officer Michael Wang. (CBS)

Veteran Richmond Police Officer Fired, Accused Of Corruption In Many Drug Cases

Police in Richmond have fired an officer accused of corruption involving years of drug cases. The fallout could clog the court system in Contra Costa County and lead to many convictions being overturned.

12/19/2014

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

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Richmond Police Get Shipment Of 120 Body Cameras To Wear In 2015

The matchbook-sized cameras will be worn on officers’ lapel and a power source will be kept in their breast pockets.

12/06/2014

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Suspect Injured During Officer-Involved Shooting In Richmond

A suspect was hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a Richmond police detective opened fire in the parking lot of the Pacific East Mall, according to police.

10/30/2014

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

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Police ‘Outing’ Johns On Social Media To Fight Prostitution

Richmond’s police department are now turning to social media to discourage those who pay for sex by outing Johns with picture postings on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

03/19/2014

Shooting

Oakland Considers Scrapping ShotSpotter, Richmond Says They Couldn’t Do Without It

While some on the Oakland Police Department are pushing to do away with ShotSpotter technology, the City of Richmond says it couldn’t do without it.

03/18/2014

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