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CBS 6 takes a 360 look at crime in Virginia

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-09 10:22:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- CBS 6 Crime 360 coverage explores the problems and possible solutions to crime in Central Virginia. You'll hear diverse perspectives from everyone involved in this crisis, including survivors, families, doctors, former inmates, police, preachers, and lawmakers.

Crime 360 Coverage includes:

Caroline Coleburn reported on how state leaders have different ideas on how to stop violence in Virginia.

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Rob Cardwell showed us how Deputy Heckman is making a difference in Louisa.

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Shelby Brown hit the streets with a church that is offering solutions to help curb the rise of violent crime.

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Maggi Marshall dove into job vacancy numbers within area police departments and found out why some Richmond Police officers are calling the situation in the city an emergency.

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Brendan Leavy, the President of the Richmond Coalition of Police (RCOP).

Leland Pinder spoke to a Chesterfield Police officer about his emotional road to recovery after his partner was killed on the job.

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Jon Burkett spoke with Chesterfield Police Chief Col. Jeffrey Katz who said aspects of the criminal justice system are not working for the people. We also heard from people who disagree with the chief's assessment.

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Chesterfield Police Chief Jeff Katz

Melissa Hipolit spoke to a Richmond doctor about the toll gun violence is taking on the children of Central Virginia and caught up with Ava Miles, a child caught in the crossfire.

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Bill Fitzgerald walked the streets of Petersburg with Deputy Police Chief Emanuel Chambliss who said he was worried about the out of control gun violence in his community.

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Candance Burns spoke to a man who was recently released from prison. She learned about the trouble he's experienced getting his life on track and the organizations trying to help others in the same spot.

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Wayne Covil chatted with a Petersburg pastor to find out what she's learned about her community just by showing up to crime scenes and funerals.

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Greg McQuade had a conversation with Ray Neblett. The former VUU basketball star is troubled by the rising crime rates and seeing young children get caught up in shootings.

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Check back as more stories are added throughout our special day of Crime 360 coverage.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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