New information on city deal to buy police cruisers

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email
Posted by Phil Riggan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - New information on the investigation into a deal for the City of Richmond to buy new police cruisers.

NBC12 has obtained documents and emails from the city that show a car dealership in Prince George county may have blown the whistle.

Back in 2007, Richmond bought 40 new cruisers from Sheehy Ford for just under a $1 million.

The city auditor has ruled, that deal broke the rules and that other ford dealerships in the Richmond area were not treated fairly.

We've learned tonight that Crossroad's Ford filed a complaint about the bidding process. But the city still awarded the contract to Sheehy.

The city is investigating and is expected to release a report next week. Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring is deciding whether or not to file criminal charges.

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