Virginia State Police launches new FOIA request site

On Oct. 1, Virginia State Police launched a new website designed to aid the public with submitting and tracking Freedom of Information Act requests related to the department. Located at, the web-based public records portal is also available to attorneys and the media. “Within the first nine months of 2020, our Office of Legal Affairs has received, processed and […]

Bill closes ‘loophole’ to make carnal knowledge of detainees a felony

A bill to charge law enforcement officers with a Class 6 felony if they engage in sexual relations with a detainee has unanimously passed both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly. Del. Karrie Delaney, D-Centreville, said she proposed House Bill 5045 to close a loophole in the law which currently does not make it illegal for police officers to have […]

Couple marks 30th anniversary with Capital Trail adventure 

On Oct. 2, Maya and James Brewer of Midlothian stopped for a break at the Four Mile Creek Trailhead after the first leg of their journey down the Virginia Capital Trail – and found a party going on.  Virginia Capital Trail Foundation staff members and volunteer trail ambassadors were among those gathered at the park – or stopping by for […]