Posts Tagged Police Reform
A Look at the Policing Reforms Moving Forward at the General Assembly
Lawmakers in Richmond are moving forward with a sweeping package of new laws aimed at reforming how policing works in Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
Effort Banning Police Use of Chokeholds Fails in Richmond
Lawmakers in Richmond may be close to wrapping up their special session. And, they’re coming to a resolution on the issue of chokeholds. Michael Pope reports.
MRAPs Have Become a Sticking Point in Military Equipment Use Debate
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 18, 2020
Lawmakers are debating a ban on some kinds of military equipment for law enforcement agencies across Virginia. As Michael Pope reports, the House and Senate are taking different approaches.
Bill Blocking Police Use of Military Equipment Moves to House of Delegates
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 10, 2020
The Virginia Senate has approved a landmark bill approving policing reform. The vote came after a debate over the use of military equipment. Michael Pope has details.
Democratic Senators Block Republican Effort to Prevent Police from Unionizing
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 9, 2020
Members of the General Assembly are about to move forward with landmark legislation to reform policing in Virginia. But, Republican efforts to reduce the influence of police unions have been unsuccessful. Michael Pope reports.
Several Measures Move Forward, But Qualified Immunity Bill Dies in House
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 4, 2020
A suite of policing reform bills moved out of the state House Friday. But, a measure allowing civilians to sue on-duty officers for misconduct wasn’t one of them. Cat Modlin-Jackson reports.