Investigation Under Review

Sunday, December 20, 2020

On December 19, 2020, a Virginia Beach Police Officer was investigating a reported offense at a local shopping mall.  He approached, subsequently handcuffed, and escorted an individual who matched the description of the reported suspect out of the mall before releasing him a short time later.  A video recording of the interaction has been shared on social media and the VBPD has initiated a review of the incident to determine the propriety of the response in this matter. 

 

“Certainly, anyone would be upset about being detained for something they didn’t do” said Chief Neudigate. “While the video shows the officer stayed calm and respectful throughout the brief encounter, we must ensure the situation merits the response.  We are gathering all the facts to evaluate the incident so we can address the concerns people have raised.


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