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Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill to Create Police Auditor in Arlington County

The governor described the bill as “anti-law enforcement,” saying the legislation would create an “overly powerful politically-appointed police auditor.”

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VA Man Charged with Felony Capital Murder in Shooting of Officers on College Campus

Virginia State Police identified the suspect in the Bridgewater College shooting as Alexander Wyatt Campbell, 27. Campbell has been charged with four felonies: two counts of felony capital murder, one count of felony first-degree murder, and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

2 Officers Fatally Shot on Virginia Campus

According to an email to students, faculty and staff from Bridgewater College President David Bushman, campus police officer John Painter and safety officer J.J. Jefferson died from their wounds.

Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charge Against VA Officer

Giles County Circuit Court Judge Lee Harrell ended Stilley's trial on its fourth morning by granting a defense motion to drop all charges.

Interim VA Chief Sues Over Firing

The former interim chief alleges he was fired seven months after returning to his old position “in retaliation for refusing to carry out Mayor Stoney’s illegal order” to have officers stationed around the city’s Confederate monuments as contractors removed them.

Virginia Officer Fired for Contributing to Rittenhouse Legal Fund Wants Job Back

Seven months ago, long before the trial had even started, 42-year-old Lt. William Kelly was fired for donating anonymously to the teenager's then-growing defense fund.

Virginia Officer Shot and Killed On His 29th Birthday

Officer Michael Chandler was on duty shortly after 4 a.m. when he was asked to make a check on someone at a vacant house. He was shot and found unconscious in a ditch by a Wise County Sheriff's deputy.

Violence Rising in VA City's Schools After Removal of SROs

“I’m pleading with the City Council this evening that we reinstate our school resource officers immediately,” said Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., Superintendent of Schools, Alexandria.

VA Officer Saves Partner from Careening Car

The officers were standing next to a patrol car on the side of the road when a white car traveling in the opposite direction lost control, crossed the median, and hit the parked patrol car.

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Police Union Wants Virginia to Outlaw Ticket Quotas

Virginia State Police, which the PBA says uses the practice that requires troopers to write a certain amount of tickets as a measure of effectiveness, initially denied using quotas.

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