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RPD Release Report of Fatal Shooting by Police on I-95 in May to Commonwealth Attorney’s Office

The report, prepared by the RPD’s Force Investigation Team, includes witness statements, security camera videos, the officer’s body-worn camera video, and forensic evidence. It will be reviewed by the C. A.’s Office for a determination and finding.

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On May 14th Richmond Police fatally shot Marcus-David L. Peters, 24 of Henrico County. The incident began after Peters struck another car while driving at the intersection of W. Franklin and N. Belvidere Streets. Peters fled the scene in his car and drove onto I-95. Eventually, he struck two other vehicles and exited the vehicle. Peters was naked as he ran towards police. Police used a taser and when that proved ineffective fatally shot Peters. Peters was unarmed throughout the incident. (Original Post Here)

Richmond Police promised a thorough investigation and that the information would be shared with the public. The first steps towards that goal have been made.

The Richmond Police Department today submitted to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office a report on the investigation into the officer-involved shooting of Marcus-David Peters that occurred May 14, 2018.
 
The report, prepared by the RPD’s Force Investigation Team, includes witness statements, security camera videos, the officer’s body-worn camera video, and forensic evidence. It will be reviewed by the C. A.’s Office for a determination and finding.
 
Once the review by the C. A.’s Office has been completed, Chief Durham will host a community discussion about the Department’s training in defensive tactics, use-of-force, and crisis intervention.
 
“I made a promise to the community that, once this process is finished, I would explain how and why we train our officers,” said Chief Durham. “I invite anyone who wants to learn more about that training to attend.”
 
Prior to the community meeting, the Department will post resource material on-line; including Basic Recruit Class Curriculum Hours, and General Orders covering Use-of-Force and Crisis Intervention Training.
 
No date or time has yet been set for the community discussion.

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