Richmond police department

Op-Ed: Busted At The Circle

Op-Ed: Busted At The Circle

An anonymous protester tells the story of how they got arrested at Marcus-David Peters Circle, and reveals the essentially random and arbitrary nature of police enforcement throughout Richmond's summer of protest. It never hurts to show up with a case of beer, so I...

Op-Ed: My Weekend In Jail

Op-Ed: My Weekend In Jail

For Caroline Woods, a protest-related arrest turned into a weekend of misery inside Richmond's jail system -- and created some long-term health issues. This is her story. What they put us through was psychological -- and physical -- trauma for the sole purpose of...

Opinion: What Is the RPD Trying to Hide?

Opinion: What Is the RPD Trying to Hide?

"Instead of spending countless millions on a police force that treats their citizens like enemy combatants, the city should be funding social, economic, and mental health programs that actually prevent crime," writes Landon Shroder. Once again the Richmond Police...

Opinion: Why is the RPD at War with Richmond?

Opinion: Why is the RPD at War with Richmond?

At a time when Confederate monuments around the city are coming down, VCU Anthropology professor Amy Rector and Landon Shroder ask why the Richmond Police Department are behaving like an occupying army. Monuments glorifying colonizers and treasonous men who fought for...




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