Sector 111‘s Lt.Laino has been named Acting Commander at the 1st Precinct while Captain Johnson is serving as Interim Police Chief of the Virginia Union Campus Police until a new VUU chief is hired.
When asked what this position at the private school does to Captain Johnson’s position with the Richmond Police Department, public affairs says that Captain Johnson still on the org chart, still in an RPD uniform, and still getting an RPD paycheck. When asked “Isn’t VUU a private school? Does Richmond have enough police to be loaning ’em out like this?”, Richmond police spokesman Gene Lepley didn’t clarify, but stated that “the RPD has a responsibility to ensure public safety in the city.”
The Times-Dispatch had a piece on this yesterday, and couldn’t get much either:
Richmond police and officials at VUU did not respond when asked whether the university is subsidizing Johnson’s and Bynum’s salaries or a portion of them. City police also would not immediately provide documents spelling out the agreement between city police and VUU.