Governor Ralph Northam is now considering dozens of bills lawmakers sent him during a special session on coronavirus and criminal justice reform.

Richmond’s new permanent police chief has been on the job for a couple weeks now. He says the city has a great police department, but morale is low. 

The ongoing national debate over policing is raising new questions in Virginia about local government spending on public safety.

Calls to defund the police are echoing across the country, but where should the money go?

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Earlier this year Richmond Police released a trove of data. It revealed who in the city is stopped by law enforcement, and why. The numbers show large racial disparities in stops for things like suspicious activity, and disorderly conduct. 

But one violation stands out.