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REPORT: Richmond Police Chief Tarasovic to announce retirement at news conference

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Posted at 6:23 PM, Jan 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-09 06:38:32-05

RICHMOND, Va. –Police Chief Ray Tarasovic is planning to retire, sources tell CBS 6.

Tarasovic rejoined the police force in early February 2013. He actually came out of retirement to take over as Richmond’s new police chief, when former Chief Bryan Norwood resigned.

We reached out to the mayor’s office for comment but they would not confirm the information. They did say that they are planning to hold a news conference with Tarasovic, about police leadership at 11 a.m. on Friday.

Tarasovic, who served under former Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe, left the department in 2008. The mayor said Tarasovic’s experience made him a good choice for the job.

Despite leaving the Richmond Police Department to follow Monroe to North Carolina, Tarasovic and his wife maintained their home in Richmond’s Fan District.

“Nothing would’ve brought me out of this fifth retirement, nothing other than public service in the city of Richmond,” Tarasovic said. “From day one I fell in love with this city.”

CBS 6 will be at the conference and will provide you with the latest breaking information.