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Measure to Repeal Qualified Immunity Defeated in VA General Assembly

The legislation, which would have prohibited an officer from using sovereign or qualified immunity as a defense in court, was set aside to be studied by the Virginia Crime Commission.

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Wounded Ride-Along Files Claim Against Virginia Agency

Attorneys for Macy Raquel Hooper say the police department was careless in allowing her to “ride along” with an officer as police attempted to surround and capture a man who had killed his wife only two hours earlier.

Virginia Deputy, 2 Store Employees Wounded in Walmart Shooting

A Loudon County, VA, sheriff's deputy and two store security officers were shot Saturday night during a confrontation with a shoplifting suspect.

DC Chief Steps Down to Lead Prince William County Police

Washington, DC, Police Chief Peter Newsham is leaving the force to take over the police department in Prince William County, Va., ending a three-decade career in law enforcement in the nation’s capital.

VA Chief Fired After Charges Against State Senator Dropped in Vandalism of Confederate Statue

The former chief, Angela Greene, said she had been fired by the city’s interim manager. Greene, 46, joined the department in August 2016 and became chief in June 2019. She is African-American.

Virginia Officer Wounded in Shooting, Suspect Killed

An officer with the Alexandria (VA) Police Department is listed in fair and stable condition after exchanging gunfire with an assailant early Monday morning.

Virginia Police Agency Sets Plans for New Headquarters Facility

Officers with the Vienna Police Department will have a new headquarters facility upon completion of construction of a new building that the city's planning commission approved earlier this week.

Virginia Officers Arrest Man for Attempted Arson at Police Department

Officers with the Fredericksburg (VA) Police Department have arrested a man suspected to have lit at least two fires outside of local police departments last May.

Virginia Agency Mourns Loss of Beloved K-9

Officers with the Poquoson (VA) Police Department are now mourning the passing of K-9 Rena, who died on Sunday afternoon. The department said Rena's cause of death was "unexpected, but due to natural circumstances."

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Coastal Community Conducting "Thank an Officer" Events Despite Pandemic

Citizens in DelMarVa—the peninsula that is shared by the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia—will continue with plans to show appreciation for local law enforcement officers this week despite concerns about COVID-19.

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