Tomorrow in The Star (8/22): Police investigate a stolen human skull in Winchester, Evan Goodenow writes.
Some Rappahannock Electric Cooperative board members make about $40,000 per year working as little as eight hours per week, Onofrio Castiglia reports.
Also, Robyn Miller, the new interim executive director of WATTS, says the charity has offers for land and buildings to construct a permanent, year-round home, Onofrio Castiglia writes.
Pictured: Appearing in a sign anchored to the wall of a house next door, Realtor Kendra Layman watches Urban Development employee Mason Gyovai of Winchester as he cleans the front yard of a neighboring property on East Cork Street in Winchester on Wednesday.
Tomorrow in The Star (8/21): The biggest change for Clarke County Public Schools at the start of its school year on Tuesday is the closure of D.G. Cooley Elementary School's upper campus, Josh Janney reports.
As first-year students moved onto Shenandoah University's campus on Tuesday, the university said it expects this year's freshman class to be the largest yet, Anna Merod writes.
Also, as Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-10th, toured the local HP Hood plant on Tuesday (pictured), trade policy revisions were the topic of the day, Onofrio Castiglia reports.
Pictured: Winchester native and HP Hood plant manager Bryan Larrick gives a tour of the dairy products manufacturing plant in Kernstown to Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton on Tuesday.
Tomorrow in The Star (8/20): As part of increased security, searches of civil and defense attorneys began Monday at the Joint Judicial Center in Winchester (pictured), Evan Goodenow writes.
A search warrant affidavit provides more insight into the possible mistreatment of animals at Wilson's Wild Animal Park, Josh Janney reports.
Also, Winchester Regional Airport gets $1.25 million grant to purchase a hangar, Josh Janney writes.
Pictured: Attorney John Hasselberger of Winchester walks through a metal detector in the Joint Judicial Center on Monday -- the first day of enhanced security, which included scanning attorneys for weapons. Monitoring the scan are Sheriff Les Taylor (left) and Deputy F.P. Jenkins.
Thank goodness. I don't know how this place has stayed open for as long as it has! I went years ago and there was a bear literally crawling around because it's paws were too sore to walk on the concrete floor. I reported it with only nothing to happen. Thank goodness these animals have finally been rescued!!
I remember going years ago and there was a poor beat that just paced back and forth in his cage. I remember being so sad and never going back again. Thank God these wonderful animals have finally been rescued ❤️
Thank God! I went there once and felt sick to my stomach! The animals’ living conditions were awful!
I was there this summer with my grandsons and it was nice.
Thank goodness!!!! Those animals deserve so much better!!!!!
I’ll start by saying I’ve never been. So I haven’t seen for my own eyes the conditions. If this was necessary to alleviate suffering of animals, then I’m glad they were rescued. The person that owned my have started out with the best of intentions and got overwhelmed with the responsibility and costs. It’s a shame. Animals sanctuaries are for the exotic animals that would never survive in the wild so they need a safe place. What happens to them now?
we went a couple of years ago and some of the animals looked great and had acceptable closures. Some of them looked terrible and had horrific enclosures. I still think about those bears..... appalling 😭
It’s about time! I was devastated to see the conditions they were living in when we visited years ago. I actually sent a complaint to animal control.
We were there last year with my family and my girls really enjoyed feeding those animals.
We were planning to go back but guess not anymore.
Thank God! Those poor animals.
I have never been there, but it sure seems to me that of all the people who were “sickened and disgusted” by the treatment of the animals, someone could have reported this a long time ago.
They looked more healthy then the ones in Washington zoo I'll never go back to Washington DC zoo ever again , last three times I was there was so disappointed,, I was at Winchester twice this year and fully enjoyed it,
THANK GOD!!! I went last week and I was TOTALLY PISSED I payed $9 to see animals mistreated, neglected and ABUSED!!! I was SICK to my stomach!! And I hope all involved are CHARGED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW!!! It was SAD!
I’ve not been there for a very long time but I know someone that took her family and she was disgusted with the conditions of the zoo.
I’m so sad for the animals
Long time coming. I’m so sad.
We were there just 2 weeks ago.....our 2 grandsons had such joy in their hearts. No business is 100% in compliance. We did not see all the BS that all the people talk about. And if this was a childhood memory why didn't you donate money to help the park out. My house and my home is not 100% everyday.
Those poor bears were in a terrible enclosure. The ostrich was pull out it’s feathers. These animals needed to be rescued.
So sad what a great place to take kids. Animal right people start with place like this. Then will go after your dog,cat or gold fish
I understand the severity, but I’m also disappointed they didn’t say “Lions, tigers, and bears (oh my)” in their headline
I have never been here but from all the pictures I’ve seen this place looked sketchy.
Have you guys seen the Richmond Metro Zoo? I was there once and that was enough for me. The lion looked like he was very sick. Stop pointing fingers at this now because you saw an article in the paper. Where were all of you before this happened? Not concerned then?
I been there as a teenager but ever knew the abuse of the animals
I do hope that all the people who are saying that they went there and they didn't see abuse and neglect never have animals in their family... If you could see the bears and big cats in this facility, and not have seen abuse and/or neglect, then you should never be responsible for even a hamster, let alone a dog or cat.
All that being said, I wish no ill will towards the owners of Wilson's. I don't feel it was done with the intention of malice.
Most importantly, I hope for much better lives for the animals rescued.
They need to close the reptile rescue place in Luray too! Their animals are kept in worse conditions than Wilson’s by far! They have a tiger there that’s in a tiny enclosure and has no room to run or do anything. I understand it’s a rescue place but it’s not a rescue if you are putting animals in similar or worse conditions than what they were before!
Hopefully you guys mention what a good reputation Wilsons Wild Animal Park has in the community, and how it has been a cherished landmark for decades.
Also, maybe mention that PETA is a political organization that has been accused of being a domestic terrorist group that aims for total animal liberation. They would rather see animal dead than in captivity. Doesnt take a whole lot of investigation to figure out their long term goals and they begin by taking out small zoos, breeders, the meat and dairy industry, and eventually pet owners. It doesnt end at them stealing animals from zoos like this. They will soon come for YOUR animals as well. They already have.
We need to fix / replace the broken down schools we have now before we build anything new. Apple Pie and Bass Hoover are each 45 years old and still working on the “open floor” concept of the 1970s. James Wood HS just started Its 70th year, and James Wood Middle existed BEFORE that.......
13,909 was the capacity at the old Boston Garden.
How about we build some more schools to accommodate all these new houses being thrown up?!!!!!
You won’t see more schools while the current Board of Supervisors is in place!
If attendance is being broken, even more subdivisions are being built, isnt it time to add more schools to help the overcrowding situation?
The Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 on Wednesday to rescind a recent change to the county's policy that protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) county staff from discrimination.
"Virginia has no law to protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the private or public workplace."
Yes I am very upset that our state has NOT updated our laws to include these people.
Shout out to the HR department for trying to get this thing right and putting a more inclusive non-discrimination policy into action.
Not sure why no one is talking about all the other reversals in the decision. This impacts more than just the potential employees who happen to be a part of the lgbtq community.
Remember your frustration in November, these are elected officials.
Seriously focusing on sexuality for our youth instead of preparing them for their life as an adult.
Biology teaches this is self evident.
The rest is individual choices and between parent and child.
All students must be protected.
Did you even read the article? “The revised policy was rescinded, with little discussion, after being in place for a little more than a month on the basis that it violated state law, according to Dunn, chairman of the board's Human Resources Committee.”
Why did the BoS pass legislation which was in violation of State law in the first place? Good grief.
Thanks to Dave LaRock. This guy has got to go!!
The interpretation of the Dillon Rule, in this instance, is incorrect. However, by rescinding such protections, some employees may have an actionable position since the terms of their employment have been suddenly downgraded with little notice or debate.
Teachers are some of the most influential people in everyone's lives. This is discrimination and the county officials should be ashamed. No matter your beliefs, given how wrong they are, you should still treat people with fairness and equality.
The worst kind of person is someone who looks down on others because they are born different from them.
The GOP is really out and proud with their bigotry these days.
I really don’t think this is a party issue . What if a pedophile becomes a teacher to enact his beliefs? Would this law protect him ? There should be more restrictions when it comes to students safety ,
Read the article, people. It violated the law. Looks like they were trying.
Every time I open the paper I see one more misgiving by the Republican representatives. I say this because David LaRock is lurking behind this decision as well as others. He refers to Transgender people as mentally ill. He sees LGBTQ as a choice. When will people learn that what goes on in people’s lives is nobodies business. The reality that our local and state representatives need to understand is that they represent us too. We are their constituents. This is just one more reason I will not vote for David LaRock in the next election.
Dillon Rule. Adopted by the Virginia Supreme Court in 1896------------maybe its time to RECIND THIS LAW..... it IS 2019 PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
Need to vote in some pro-growth and progressive minded supervisors when they come up for re-election!
Everybody’s freaking out like the board of supervisors wrote against the LGBT community. That’s truly not the case. I think people should be hired based on their qualifications not their sexual preference.
Kinda surprised the many faces of Nuri hasn't made his presence felt
The meeting on the 11th will be pretty packed. Get there early.
Why don’t they just put a sign saying that your school supervisor allows discrimination to them. Cause that’s clearly what it seems like.
Disappointed in Winchester- both the Board of Supervisors and the Winchester Star for the recent editorial that wasn't "proofread". I live in Virginia- I travel through Winchester on I-81 regularly- I also have family members who are gay. We don't need to spend our money in your town again.
Why didn't they ask the Attorney General for an advisory opinion before rescinding their non discrimination policy?
Sad! Sad! Sad!
It goes against the state law which is why they rescinded it if u dont like it talk to ur state rep and try and change the law
While not great. Competition is always in favor of the customer
There are so many ways to view TV. Competition is good. Internet speed is best with cable, but who knows what will be next?
Love my my fiber optic in WV!
Come to Frederick Co. Comcast Triple Play just goes up and up even when you call. I have landline telephone which at my age, do not want to get rid of. Just too expensive. I do not have bells and whistles either.
Sure would be nice if something came to our area to challenge Shentel.
Well I don't like Comcast . I would stay with mine which is Direct TV . Have never had a problem with them. And if I call and ask questions they are more than happy to help either on phone or online
Wish either would come to Berryville
Shentel sucks 😂🤣😂🤣 every one get sling and cancel your landlines then prices will go down to 20 a month
I don’t think anyone can beat the option of Comcast but with Competition prices might go down
That's why I stream TV prices are crazy. Haven't had a cable bill in yrs.
Sure wish one of them would give Frontier a run for their money in WV!!
It will not work
FIOS would be
When will we get the choice to have better internet access in Frederick County Va instead of satellite's
Lol i can't believe they let shentel come down here ,,,, they will never let comcast branch put in Shenandoah County !!!
That's some tough competition 😂
Comcast is too expensive
Jenna Lewin Milburn
Not sure that is a competition 🤷🏻♀️
Shentel does not televise the national.game...
Too bad Shentel sucks
Shentel is garbage.. just ask anyone from Shenandoah county
Tomorrow in The Star (8/15): City Council approves Shentel's franchise request to offer cable, internet and phone services in Winchester, creating competition for Comcast, Brian Brehm reports.
Local school divisions generally saw improvements in math and science SOL scores, but reading, writing and history/social science pass rates mostly dipped, reflecting a statewide trend, Anna Merod writes.
Also, two Winchester women face multiple animal cruelty charges over the death of five dogs in June, Evan Goodenow reports.
Pictured: Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputies cross University Drive at the entrance to Shenandoah University on Wednesday, where a large American flag was suspended by firefighters' ladder trucks. A service was held at the school for Deputy First Class Justin JaCory Payne of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office who died of natural causes on Aug. 7. The 38-year-old Payne was born in Winchester and graduated from Handley High School and S.U. before joining the Sheriff's Office in 2005, according to his obituary and the Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
After living in England for two years and coming back here, I see the value in roundabouts. They keep the traffic flowing while saving lives as well as money.
Traffic won’t have huge backups. Less chance of a head on collision and if something takes out the electricity, the roundabout still works.
I get that complaining is natural to some folks and they will never change but attempt to see the value in what we’re getting instead of the temporary inconvenience.
Thank VDOT for approving the design however I think a seven day closure is a small price to pay for the safety of the individuals that have to carry out a bad design.
I sure hope those houses have good sump pumps. They are going to need them the way the water lays in there when it rains. Hope they dont have basements!
Its so nice of the county to let the residents of this road know of this by having to read the newspaper...not to mention the headache it's going to cause for the buses to get kids to school...yep it was thought out about as much as putting this ridiculous subdivision on this road!
I'm hoping it's because of the road construction taking place making the roundabout, but not a roundabout on papermill. Am I reading it wrong? There's no way a roundabout can be on papermill...
We’re gonna get more of them in the future.
Round abouts are great if you have drivers who know how to use them
Hope it’s not as crappy as the roundabouts in Inwood.
Why in the world do we keep building roundabouts 🤷🏼♀️
Look kids! Big Ben, Parliament.
Cool a craptastic Ryan built subdivision with a useless roundabout. Be awesome
Nice for the residents here to find this out this way...we should have been informed way before now. And isnt it just thrilling to know our road is going to be gummed up by some stupid roundabout...like the traffic situation through our subdivision isnt bad enough! Just idiotic!
Yay more roundabouts no one knows how to drive around
Like it's that hard to navigate a roundabout.
Oh no more accidents they are a nightmare
Jenna Lewin Milburn
Dominic William Brafford not sure if you take this way to get to work or anything but figured it might impact you!!
I’m confused on why he shouldn’t have to register?!? This is bs! I bet you his family has ties to something!! This is not right! To his victim: I’m so sorry!
This story seems incomplete.
Up to a year?! Hardly justice.
One year?? Disgusting Winchester...SAD! when will you think about the victims!!
I fail to see the long term consequences he is going to ‘suffer’ with unsupervised probation and not having to register as a sex offender. Lazy prosecutor.
I hope they didn’t tussle his hair too much with that pat on the head.
So, we get him after a year? Is that how I should take that weak judgment?
What a ludicrous sentence--justice was NOT done!!
Wow. Smh. Good job justice system
Up to... Really? Wtf.
Only a year?
She won’t get over the rape in a year why shouldn’t he suffer as long as she does?!?!
That’s a power and control crime he will do it again!!!!
He's going to do it again, you can see it in his face.....he has no remorse
Lexapro don’t knock ya out like that ! Yes it will make ya sleepier but you get over that quick but it’s not a date rape type drug you’d wake up if somebody was trying to have sex with ya not pasts out like their saying
Good job, WS for calling it “sexual assault” instead of rape. That really helps. 🙄
This guy was give the option of paying back what he stole before this was even taken to court and he didn't pay a dime. What's the probability he'll pay restitution now? Victims rarely see any restitution owed. So disgusting.
I am shocked
What in the hell do you need $5k for that bad, that you steal from a non profit that you're in charge of?
What a slap on the wrist.
You can never trust a thief.
i have seen him in some events. what a douche bag!
Tomorrow in The Star (8/13): The former interim executive director of Berryville Main Street, Christian Miles Bentley, has been ordered to repay the $4,874 he stole from the nonprofit group, Evan Goodenow reports.
Also, homicide suspect Michael Ivory Curry is scheduled to stand trial beginning on Nov. 18. He is one of four men accused in the March 27, 2017, robbery and murder of Todd William Anderson in his Blue Ridge Mountain home, Evan Goodenow writes.
Pictured: Roseabelle the goat shows her stubborn side as owner Morgan Gore, 7, of Clarke County, tries to lead her back to the barn after washing her at the 65th annual Clarke County Fair Monday.
A study from a Washington, D.C., think tank projects the Northern Shenandoah Valley housing market will receive minimal direct impact from Amazon’s HQ2 project in Crystal City, but some local real estate experts say property is going to get pricier regardless.
Tomorrow in The Star (8/10): Frederick County landowners are working to restore habitat for the northern bobwhite (Virginia quail), Josh Janney reports.
Hanaa Unus is Shenandoah University's first Muslim community coordinator in the Office of Spiritual Life. She's also the first Muslim chaplain in the school's nearly 150-year history, Anna Merod writes.
Also, Warren Systems is moving due to, in part, aggravation over the number of parking tickets issued at the downtown business (pictured), Brian Brehm reports.
Pictured: The word "MOVING" is spelled out in parking ticket envelopes in the front window of Warren Systems at 27 N. Braddock Street Friday.
Just found out that my kids and I are in the paper but I dont appreciate with my head being cute off in the picture when I seen the picture bc of the guy showing my kids and I the picture on his camera that's my memories and my head gets cut out
How can I see if my kids and I were in the paper on friday 8/9/2019
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Tomorrow in The Star (8/8): Walmart's 200th training center opened Wednesday on South Pleasant Valley Road. It is designed to help promote hourly employees to management positions. Walmart U.S. President and CEO Greg Foran came to the ribbon-cutting to celebrate, Onofrio Castiglia writes.
Frederick County school administrators share the division's accomplishments and new strategic plan during a convocation ceremony Wednesday, Anna Merod reports.
Also, family members of a Winchester man killed in the Vietnam War whose picture is missing from the Wall of Faces are supplying a photo, Brian Brehm writes.
Pictured: Nancy Baker (left) and Brenda Anderson, employees at the Walmart on South Pleasant Valley in Winchester, celebrate their graduation from Walmart's newly opened training academy there on Wednesday.
As Winchester Public Schools prepares for a new school year to start on Thursday, Superintendent Jason Van Heukelum reminds parents to stay engaged in their child's learning throughout the academic year.
A few hours before hosting the fourth and final public input session for Winchester's upcoming revision to its Comprehensive Plan, Planning Director Timothy Youmans told the city's Planning Commission that suggestions received so far have been invaluable.
Tomorrow in The Star (8/7): A national project to collect photos of all American service personnel killed in Vietnam is missing the picture of a Winchester man, Brian Brehm writes.
More details are revealed following a police-involved shooting in Clarke County on Monday, Brian Brehm reports.
Also, Winchester Public Schools' first day of school is Thursday, Anna Merod writes.
Pictured: Handley High School custodian Jason Horner grills hot dogs at the south entrance to the Handley Bowl on Tuesday during the Handley Kick Off Open House, where students were able to grab a hot dog, their class schedules and their Chromebooks for the coming school year.
I don't understand this at all....why don't these high speed internet folks come up here and do the work themselves, what is this "partnering" thing????? Aren't they going to make money when we all sign up to have their services?????? We live in a technological black hole up here in the Green Springs/White Hall area.
Jenna Lewin Milburn
Thanks for letting us know. Can't wait. 😉
Great to have other taxpayers subsidize my internet. 😂
Mary Pescatore Daniel Chip Daniel
I read that this morning. Kinda bittersweet as I like Winchester Wireless, a small business. But, having high speed internet would be awesome!
This would be awesome. I live where high speed is across the road but i can’t have it. SO ANNOYING
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I really appreciate that all of the NCIS and CSI trained detectives hard at work on this case took a few moments of their precious time to put forth their theories here. Might just crack that case in the comments section of the local paper's Facebook page. Quick, somebody get Bryan Nuri/ Bryan Lynnwood/WinstonSmith/Lynn Nuri on the case.
I read some of the first reports, a few things I would need to know to form an opinion though. I read the officers initial report about what she stated she witnessed as far as the active scene before, and after I remember thinking there were many inconsistencies with her statement, and this seems to be the attorney's conclusions as well in this case. That said I'm going to need to see the autopsy reports, the 911 call, did this reporting officer at that time state on her radio to anyone that he had shot himself, and was this logged in that call, in the initial first reports? Did the family ask to see the body right away? If so what did they recall of the condition of the deceased injuries? Anyone have any information on the weapon, and were those reports available? These are key factors in this case, along with some forensic facts one being it is very difficult to shoot yourself in the back of the head, and studies show this, but also I will state, it is not impossible, and the accounts of how this occurred would match the officers story if the placement of the wound matched, this would have to be a point-blank entry wound, if she stated he turned his head placed the gun to his ear area, and then shot himself. Point blank laying down is a whole different horse, in regards to entry wound, etc...The witnesses are stating he was hanging from the fence hence the different trajectory wound would show a different story. Again I would have to see the injury, and autopsy report to have a clearer opinion of how he may have acquired the injury. That being said someone (a JUDGE) felt there was sufficient evidence to look further into this case. Not uncommon for a civil high profile case. But I must look at this with an innocent until proven guilty opinion, a logical one, for now, I feel this is a very emotional case, But for everyone to be on the same page in regards to a conspiracy with that many people all moving, acting, reporting, covering up, evidence reports, 911 calls, multiple officers counties, and the city along with attorneys to pull that all off would definitely be a first in my opinion. I'm not saying it could not happen, but that in itself is a remarkable conspiracy to pull off. I like facts, I have a background in regards to Criminal Justice so I'm looking at this from all angles. I think also you cannot lump people together for one action although if true yes it would, and probably has formed doubt with local authorities, with any case, you have to let all the facts come to light before sitting in judgment. Not judging is very hard to do with these emotional cases, but, to be fair to all parties involved you just sometimes have to let it play out in order to have a good opinion.
If the city settles with this family it's over!!! The trust in our beloved police department is ruined.
So previously the witnesses gave a different statement of what happened, and suddenly there’s a lawsuit and it changed? I wonder why... Have they been questioned about why it changed? I’d like to see all the forensic info on this. Are they 100% positive, it was his weapon, and are the positive he fired the weapon? Did they do testing for gunshot residue?
One of the problems is that the officer's personal account and testimony under oath of what happened contradicts eyewitness accounts. That and none of the cruisers involved had dashcams running if I recall correctly.
Good for them for persuing 5 mill won't bring him back and after court fees it might not be quite 5....round of applause for those witnesses coming forward
They need to listen to the actual audio of the call-- if they haven't.
Tax payers paid for things death. Wow
What a complete waste of time and resources.
Money will make the family all better. Always does.
I’m here to read that guy “the conservatives” comments on everything the Star publishes online. He’s obviously retired and has nothing better to do except voice negative comments on everything.
Hummm..Sounds like some people are getting paid to lie unless they can figure out how the police fired the guys own weapon and killed him without getting any DNA evidence on the pistol
These people want paid because their lives one killed himself. Seriously
If the perp had his gun out, it doesn't really matter whose bullet killed him...
Gotta love tax dollars at work
5 million at stake here... lie lie lie
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Re: Estate of D'Londre Minifield v. City of Winchester
FB Page: www.facebook.com/JusticeForDLondre/
UPDATE 07-29-19 @9:37PM
Chief Judge Urbanksi in the US DISTRICT COURT in the Western District of Virginia DENIES THE CITY OF WINCHESTER'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT TODAY AND REOPENS DISCOVERY FOR 6 MORE MONTHS.... SEE ORDER ATTACHED HERE
Breaking: New INFORMATION in the Minifield Police Homicide civil rights case filed in US district federal court (i.e., which occured on 2-28-16 near Orchard Crest Apartments) demonstrates Dlondre Minifield did not shoot himself in the back of his head and that he was not lying face down on the ground when the fatal shot was fired contrary to the statements by Winchester police officers and the City Administration.
Indeed sworn testimony was entered into the record this week during ongoing litigation which supports that 1) DLondre Minifield was hanging over a 6ft fence after he was shot; and 2) that one of Minifields legs became snagged in the fence hindering police officers from being able to pull the lifeless body off the fence "after" he had been shot and killed.
The police officers maintained Minifield jumped on the ground face down after being chased by Officer Chris Ivins and then field trainee Stephanie Sills. They say Minifield refused to comply with commands from officers at which time Minifield purportedly turned his head to the left and placed a 38 caliber Snub Nose Police Chief bull dog -- revolver behind his right ear and pulled the trigger. However, the disinterested eye witnesses testified under oath that he was not shot on the ground but instead while climbing a 6ft fence and that Minifield hung from the fence lifeless after a police officer discharged their firearm.
This supports the Estates position that a pervasive conspiracy by the Winchester Police Dept police officers and other agencies and officers to cover up the identity of the police officer who shot Minifield in the back of his head existed and is still ongoing.
And most likely that Officers coordinated this dubious scheme with one another and local/state agency top officials and several local businesses/individuals before they planted the revolver under Minifields body and tampered/altered the wound site on decedent's head. Counsel for the City of Winchester stated none of the 10 police cruisers which were involved in the incident were equipped with dashcams during the chase and shooting death of DLondre Minifield.
Additionally WPD police officers intentionally drafted false police reports and voluminous PRESS RELEASES which incorporated knowingly false statements by the officers involved who reported D'Londre Minifield was the individual with a gun during a fight 1/2 mile away from where Minifield was discovered by officers. Officer Stephanie Sills may have perjured herself last week when she swore under oath that Minifield shot and killed himself while lying face down on the ground; when apparently the un-corroborating witnesses' testimony clearly showed that Sills most likely knew Minifield [did not] commit suicide.
Sanzenbacher's sudden departure(soon after Minifields Estate filed its Notice of Claim) is a strong indicator the municipality also had affirmative knowledge of the wrongful conduct and forced the former chief of police out of the Winchester Police Dept to control the damage and further hide/obfuscate the events which are most likely blemishing the City of Winchester's and its Administration's credibility, judgment, morality and municiple ethics.
Further -- and specifically -- Former Chief of Police Kevin Sanzenbacher, current Major Kelly Rice, Former City Attorney Tony Williams and current City Manager Eden Freeman for the City of Winchester and no less than eight (8) WPD police officers, (3) Frederick County Sheriffs deputies and others should be placed under indictment by a federal grand jury. Or at the very least a Special Grand Jury should be convened to investigate the City of Winchester and the police officers involved.
If you live in the City of Winchester contact your city councilman and the Mayor. Demand accountability!! All of these individuals should be termimated if they havent been yet.
THIS IS MOST LIKELY THE LARGEST AND MOST PERVASIVE MULTI JURISDICTIONAL, MULTI-AGENCY POLICE HOMICIDE COVERUP IN MODERN HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
so his only qualification is that he is a vet? tugging at the heartstrings, are we, GOP?
But what does he actually know about politics or running anything. He lost his legs, that's very sad. He fought for our country that's awesome. But what about his platform, ideas, purpose.... anything?
Semper Fi! You have my vote.
Thank god, please make this area more GOP.
Good luck! 😉💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙
Semper Fi Marine! You got my vote.
You have my vote!
You have my vote!
This is great. All the Fairfax and Loudoun whiteflight blue voters have infiltrated Frederick. They turned those counties into cesspools, then left and brought their idiotic policies with them. Keep Frederick Red.
I'm voting all red in 2020. He has my vote.
Two people has the grumpies. We need Rob Jones in Congress. Let's take back the House!!!
Students who participated in Winchester Public Schools' new Accelerated Summer Program to Increase Readiness and Engagement (ASPIRE) had a jam-packed summer visiting businesses, building birdhouses, creating newspapers, assembling robots and designing websites.
Eighteen wild turtles were used for entertainment at the Frederick County Fair's Box Turtle Derby Race event on Tuesday. A local wildlife veterinarian and a state biologist say it's unlikely many of them will survive.
So upsetting. I know the danger of relocating turtles, and this breaks my heart. I abhor the ignorance of people.
Well I am pretty old and many years ago when I was a kid, I had box turtles for pets and theneighbor kids and I would have turtle races. They all lived for many many years and were turned lose and we continued to see the same turtles for years. One of my best racers "Mountain boy" which was around 35 when I had him and is now still coming around and eating my tomatoes off the vines at the ripe old age o