Posts Tagged ‘police misconduct’

Richmond Copwatch will be having its second official meeting on Monday, September 27th at 7 pm at the Wingnut. We will be discussing goals, strategy, copwatch protocol, and organizational structure for a city-wide Copwatch network.

Come find out how you can start a branch of copwatch in your own neighborhood!

Anyone with an interest in monitoring the police and holding them accountable for their actions is welcome to come. Bring yourself, your friends, and lots of ideas!

For more information, call or email the Wingnut. wingnut_collective@yahoo.com (804) 303-5449

A Richmond Police Department patrol car just stopped in front of the Wingnut at 7:44pm, in the middle of the street. Their plate number was 157 002L. They had their window rolled down and were just staring at the house. When someone inside noticed, they waved. When Wingnuts went outside to get their badge numbers, they noticed that the officer in the passenger side was taking pictures of his own. One Wingnut held the video camera while another asked for their badge numbers. One of the Cops (the driver) gave his badge number, #1219 Officer Dickerson. The cop in the passenger side said he did not have a badge number. When he was asked if he was refusing to give his badge number he reiterated that he did not have a badge number. He gave his name as officer Godwin. He was wearing a RPD uniform.

There is no form on the RPD website to fill out a complaint. We called the department and found out that ALL Richmond Police Officers have badge numbers, which would suggest that Officer Godwin was breaking the law by refusing to give his. We are waiting for a return call from a supervisor, so we can make our complaint about this incident.

We will post the video footage when we have it uploaded.