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Citizen’s Police Academy gives residents glimpse into law enforcement

After Svondai Brown lost her godson on Christmas Eve last year, she thought she’d like to become a police officer.

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Witness to murder: How one testimony led to the arrest of a killer

Witness to murder:
How one testimony led to the arrest of a killer

Diane Winston was struck and killed by a stray bullet meant for someone else in Richmond. One man witnessed the shooting and helped lead police to her killer.

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’Love it, lock it or lose it:’ RPD reminds public to lock vehicles after gun stolen

’Love it, lock it or lose it:’
RPD reminds public to lock vehicles after gun stolen

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -- The Richmond Police Department is reminding the community to take the extra step of locking vehicles, after a gun was stolen in the Northern Barton Heights neighborhood.

Sunday, someone stole a handgun and a Bible from an unlocked vehicle near The Plaza.

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Man delivered after his pregnant mother was murdered now serves as a Richmond Police officer

 

Man delivered after his pregnant mother was murdered now serves as a Richmond Police officer

RICHMOND, Va. -- Memories are long on Richmond’s Griffin Avenue.

Neighbors remember sleepless nights, and resident Randy Vaughan still laments the loss of a friend nearly 30 years later.

“She lived in that house right there. It was tragic because she was a nice lady,” says Randy. “She was beautiful inside and out.”

On January 25, 1991 Deborah Randall was gunned down on her porch by her boyfriend Richard Johnson, Jr.

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After graduation, new Richmond officers ready to serve

 

After graduation, new Richmond officers ready to serve

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – After 32 weeks of training, 19 men and women are ready to serve the City of Richmond.

Richmond Police swore in the 118th Basic Recruiting Class Thursday. For some, it’s a chance to patrol the same streets they grew up on.

“I wanted to serve Richmond,” said Kayla Issac. “I just feel like that's the best way for me to make a bigger impact."

Others, like Dylan Van Aalst, grew up worlds away.

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Jon Burkett recognizes Richmond Police officer for act of kindness

 

Jon Burkett recognizes Richmond Police officer for act of kindness

RICHMOND, Va. -- As part of the CBS 6 Month of Giving, Jon Burkett chose to recognize a Richmond Police officer who recently went viral for an act of kindness.

Earlier this month, CBS 6 shared the story of a Richmond Police Officer De’Dongio Randall.

Officer Randall was responding to a house fire when he noticed a young boy run out of the house without shoes or socks on. So, Randall quickly went to his car, grabbed an extra pair of socks, and put them on the young boy.

The officer’s good deed was praised and recognized on social media.

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Body-cam video shows Richmond officers save suicidal man from jumping off bridge

 

Body-cam video shows Richmond officers save suicidal man from jumping off bridge

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS 6) -- Their day started out the same as many other days. On April 15, 2018, Richmond Police Officers Daniel Raines and Aaron Henning began their patrol at about 5 a.m.

“It was a Sunday, so we thought it was going to be kind of a slow day,” said Henning.

But things sped up just an hour later.

“A call came in for a possible jumper on the bridge,” recalled Raines.

That bridge is the Robert E. Lee Bridge, six lanes of concrete connecting downtown Richmond to the southside.

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