Richmond Police Division assigns Mayor Stoney a safety element after ‘severe, ongoing threats’

Richmond Police Department assigns Mayor Stoney a security detail after ‘serious, ongoing threats’

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Mayor Levar Stoney has been assigned a safety element by Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith resulting from “severe, credible and on-going threats” made towards the Mayor.

An RPD spokesperson says that the safety element is in impact and can stay in place in the interim.

The ways employed by the element is not going to be launched resulting from safety causes — and the threats are actively being investigated, based on RPD.

The Workplace of Mayor Levar Stoney responded to sister station WRIC’ request for extra info on the causes behind buying a safety element:

The mayor has spent the final three-and-a-half years touring to a whole bunch, if not hundreds, of private and non-private occasions with out police safety. Sadly, current occasions have made it clear that we at the moment are in numerous instances. The mayor will proceed the unprecedented neighborhood outreach and private engagement with residents that has outlined his time period, however for apparent causes, we can not talk about particulars of his safety.”

Mayor Dwight Jones was assigned a safety element when he took workplace in 2009 and the prices have been scrutinized when the price range season rolled round — as prices have been revealed to be round $300,000 to over $500,000.

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