Mike Herring resigning as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney

Mike Herring resigning as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney
Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring is stepping down July 1. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Mike Herring will resign as commonwealth’s attorney for the City of Richmond effective July 1.

Herring sent a letter of resignation to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Friday announcing his intention to step down.

In the letter, Herring said, “I have truly enjoyed my time in the office and consider myself fortunate to have served the citizens of Richmond in such an important capacity.”

No reason for the resignation was given.

In a statement, Stoney said," Mike’s keen and progressive legal mind, fairness and commitment to justice, both inside and outside the courtroom, has made Richmond a safer and more equitable place to live. We will miss Commonwealth’s Attorney Herring’s steady and principled leadership in this critical law enforcement role."

Herring has served as the commonwealth’s attorney for 13 years.

Herring’s full letter can be seen below:

Mike Herring's letter of resignation.
Mike Herring's letter of resignation. (Source: City of Richmond)

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