Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a new package of legislation to protect racial, ethnic and religious minorities and other vulnerable communities in Virginia from hate crimes. A new website (www.NoHateVA.com) now provides resources for vulnerable individuals and communities.
Metro today released schedule information for the remaining SafeTrack surges between February and June 2017. Surges will resume Feb. 11 with an 18-day surge on the Blue Line between Rosslyn and the Pentagon.
On Jan. 12, 2017, Vafalay Massaquoi, a 30-year-old resident of Alexandria, was convicted of felony counts relating to the intentional falsifying of Virginia Voter Registration Applications. The total sentence imposed in this case was five years in prison, with all but time already served suspended. Massaquoi has served approximately 90 days in jail.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring and the Virginia Department of Forensic Science today announced a $2 million federal grant to implement system-wide enhancements to the way Virginia handles sexual assaults, from evidence collection and testing to investigation and ongoing survivor support services.