LIVE: US Attorney joined by Danville, state law enforcement for press conference
On Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh will be joined by law enforcement partners from the ATF, Virginia State Police, and City of Danville Police Department to announce the next phase of the Western District of Virginia’s violent crime reduction strategy.
Agreement with watchdog agency allows Virginia State Police to investigate itself
Late last year, with the Virginia State Police under scrutiny after authorities said a former trooper kidnapped a 15-year-old California girl and killed three members of her family, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced he had requested a full investigation by the state’s watchdog agency.
VSP: Roanoke trio charged after more than $1M in drugs, 20 guns seized during investigation
Three people from Roanoke have been arrested after the Star City Drug and Violent Crime Task Force seized drugs, firearms, and cash as a result of a long-term, multi-county-wide investigation, according to Virginia State Police.
GW High School in Danville having virtual learning day after receiving threatening email
George Washington High School will be having a virtual learning day Tuesday as Danville Police and Virginia State Police continue to investigate a threat the school received Monday, according to the Danville Police Department.
VSP investigating officer-involved shooting at Leehy Manor Apartments in Southwest Roanoke
Virginia State Police is now in charge of investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened at Leehy Manor Apartments in Southwest Roanoke Wednesday morning, according to Roanoke City Police Chief Sam Roman.
Background check missed Virginia deputy’s red flags before killings
A background investigator failed to check a would-be trooper’s mental health history, allowing him to be hired for the Virginia State Police the year before he sexually extorted and kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and killed three members of her family in California, officials said.
Virginia State Police Criminal Justice Databases restored
The Virginia State Police had restored all but two data systems and webpages adversely impacted by an outage that occurred roughly 30 hours before Friday January 6th. The Computerized Criminal History (CCH) and the Virginia Firearms Transaction (FTC) V-Check system are now back in service and fully operating for the magistrates, the courts and anyone wanting to purchase a firearm. The Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry (SOR) website is back online and accessible to the public.
Virginia deputy who killed California teen’s family was on psych hold in 2016
A Virginia sheriff’s deputy who killed the family members of a 15-year-old California girl he tried to sexually extort online had been detained in 2016 for a psychiatric evaluation over threats to kill himself and his father.