Stories tagged: "Virginia Courts"

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In FOIA Ruling, Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Public’s Right to be in Meeting Rooms

Government bodies in Virginia cannot ask the public to sit in a separate room and observe their meetings through a video feed only, according to the Supreme Court of Virginia. 

Caroline Ouko, mother of Irvo Otieno, holds a portrait of her son with attorney Ben Crump, left, her older son, Leon Ochieng and attorney Mark Krudys at the Dinwiddie Courthouse in Dinwiddie, Va., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. She said Otieno, who died in a state mental hospital March 6, was “brilliant and creative and bright.” (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
Ten Indicted After Video Showing Deputies and Medical Staffers Piling on Top of Irvo Otieno Released

A grand jury today indicted 10 people for second-degree murder after surveillance video from Virginia Central State Hospital was released showing seven Henrico County sheriff's deputies and three medical staff piling on top of fully-shackled Irvo Otieno for approximately 11 minutes, apparently resulting in his death.

A screenshot from the body cam of Windsor Police Officer Daniel Crocker, one of two men who face questions after video surfaced of a December traffic stop that went very badly.
Northam Orders State Investigation Into Windsor Traffic Stop

WINDSOR- In December, two Windsor police officers pulled guns on U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Caron Nazario during a traffic stop. And then things went bad.

Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Wednesday, April 7

RICHMOND-Lawmakers return for marijuana vote, Shentel announces layoffs and school districts offer different plans.

Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate answered questions about the recent shootings at a special city council meeting Tuesday.
Virginia Beach Chief Provides Answers, Raises Questions About Shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH- It took 48 hours for Virginia Beach homicide detectives to interview the officer involved in the Donovan Lynch shooting. That wasn't by choice.

Augusta Supervisors Vote to Raise Taxes
Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Saturday, March 27

RICHMOND-A lawsuit against the state gets tossed, Augusta raises taxes, unemployment drops and a new clinic goes up.

Joshua Macias and Antonio LaMotta
Antonio LaMotta, Joshua Macias Ask Judge to Drop Charges

PHILADELPHIA-Joshua Macias and Antonio LaMotta didn’t actually do anything on Nov. 5, their attorneys said. Speaking during a virtual court hearing Thursday, the attorneys argued Philadelphia officials should drop all charges against their clients.