Police Raid Update

Further developments in relation to the Chesapeake Police Raid gone bad in which Chesapeake Narcotics Detective Shivers was killed when apparently executing a “dynamic entry” in an effort to serve a search warrant.

I previously posted about this story here, here, here, here, here, and here.

I don’t know if this is a legitimate effort to evaluate policies and procedures or just a whitewash, but the Chesapeake City Manager announced today:

Chesapeake will hire an independent consultant to review the police department’s procedures, policies and staffing levels, City Manager William Harrell announced at a Tuesday morning press conference.

Harrell’s decision comes less than two weeks after Chesapeake Detective Jarrod Shivers was shot and killed while serving a search warrant on a home in the Portlock section of the city.

“This is not an investigation, but an operational review,” Harrell said.

Probably not much consolation to Detective Shivers’ family or the family of the man now facing First Degree Murder charges…but I guess better late than never, huh?

I just hope this isn’t one of those patented government “pats on the head” designed to give the impression that they’re doing something, while fulling intending to continue business as usual and expecting the public to quickly forget about it.

Time will tell. I can assure them that I won’t forget.

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