News to Know for June 15: Protests continue; RPS to discuss police relations; Another fireworks show canceled; Cool, cloudy week

News to Know for June 15: Protests continue; RPS to discuss police relations; Another fireworks show canceled; Cool, cloudy week
RPS School Board (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - After a beautiful weekend, the tables are about to turn weather-wise. Get ready for a cool and cloudy start to your week.

Daily Rain Chances

Along with the cooler than normal temperatures, we also have rain chances every day of the week. Hot weather returns again just in time for the official start of summer on Saturday.

A remarkably cool and cloudy stretch for June

Overnight Protests

Officers used tear gas on a group of protesters overnight outside the Richmond Police Headquarters.

The group was there following a video that surfaced of a Richmond police vehicle forcing its way through a crowd of protestors Saturday night.

Richmond police searching for suspects who attacked officer, damaged RPD vehicle

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney also weighed in by asking the officer involved to be put on administrative leave.

Thousands Marched in Richmond

Before Sunday’s incident, thousands of protesters gathered for the 5,000 Man March in downtown Richmond Saturday.

The march took protesters through streets of downtown Richmond back to the Lee Monument where the atmosphere was of peace and unity.

What’s the Latest on Lee?

This week, we’ll get more information on the lawsuit surrounding the Robert E. Lee statue and whether or not it will be taken down. A hearing is set for Thursday, the same day a temporary injunction blocking the statue’s removal is set to expire.

A judge issued the injunction a week ago after a lawsuit was filed by a descendant of one of the monument’s original donors. The suit claims taking down the statue violates the deed that transferred the monument to the state in 1890. Two days later, a second lawsuit was filed in federal court.

Richmond Schools and Police

Today, the Richmond School Board will discuss its relationship with the police department.

According to the meeting’s agenda, the school board could discuss whether to pull resource officers out of public schools. It appears the administration wants to conduct a 90-day review of the school resource officer program that would include holding focus groups with students and staff, as well as a public hearing on the matter.

Today’s virtual meeting and begins at 5:30 p.m. It will be streamed live on the school district’s facebook page.

Summer Meal Programs

Starting today, Central Virginia schools are beginning to move to their summer meal program and schedules.

Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico start their summer meal program today. Here’s a full list of sites that are open and when.

Recall Alert

There’s a massive ground beef recall involving products sold at Walmart and other retailers under the brand names “Thomas Farms” and “Marketside Butcher.”

Officials say the meat could be contaminated with e-coli and has the establishment number “46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. See a full list here.

Another July 4 Event Canceled

One of Richmond’s most popular Fourth of July displays is going dark this year.

Organizers with Rocketts Red Glare say the event is canceled for 2020 due to uncertainty heading into the summer and fall. They do plan to return in 2021.

Our team has come to the unfortunate conclusion that this year’s edition of Rocketts Red Glare, originally set for July...

Posted by Rocketts Red Glare on Friday, 12 June 2020

Is your favorite Fourth of July event canceled? Check out our list here.

Final Thought

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Warhol

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