“They observed an individual who appeared to be trying to avoid them”

11/14/2014 8:13 AM by

From the Richmond Police Department:

Although First Precinct Officers Charles Griffith and Kevin Santiago have been out of field training for less than a month, they still were able to use their training and keen observation skills to arrest an armed offender recently.

While patrolling in Mosby Court, they observed an individual who appeared to be trying to avoid them. They initiated an encounter with the man, who began making furtive movements with his hands. Noticing these movements, the officers gained control of the individual and patted him down. The officers found a firearm tucked into his waistband.

They checked the man’s record and found him to be a convicted felon. They also learned that the firearm had been reported stolen. The individual was subsequently charged with several offenses. This incident is noteworthy not just for the illegal firearm taken off the streets by two brand new RPD officers, but for the fact that this arrest occurred in Mosby Court, which was the location of a recent homicide.

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