News to Know for June 2: Windsor traffic stop update; Safety measures at voting polls; Few afternoon showers

News to Know for June 2: Windsor traffic stop update; Safety measures at voting polls; Few afternoon showers
At schools and libraries, masks will still be required due to face coverings being mandatory inside any school building. (Source: WLOX)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Take a look at our top headlines before you head out the door.

Mostly Cloudy With Showers

Today will be mostly cloudy with a few showers in the afternoon.

Highs in the low 80s.

Wednesday Forecast: A few afternoon showers as the rain chance ramps up

Traffic Stop Goes To Prosecutor

The Daily Press reports that Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney Anton Bell says he got the file from police a couple of weeks ago.

Body camera footage that went viral last month captured two Windsor police officers, Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker, pointing guns at U.S. Army Lt. Caron Nazario as they ordered him out of his SUV during the Dec. 5 traffic stop.

(Source: Windsor Police via AP)

Nazario is suing the department over the traffic stop in which he was pepper-sprayed, struck and handcuffed.

No charges were ever filed against him from that incident.

Andrew Brown Jr. Protests

Weeks of protests following the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. are now expanding across the state. Brown was shot and killed by deputies while deputies were executing a search warrant.

Seven more cities across North Carolina had rallies last night as calls for transparency push on.

Last week, a North Carolina judge denied media requests to make the body camera videos from Brown's shooting public, fueling frustration and skepticism.
Last week, a North Carolina judge denied media requests to make the body camera videos from Brown's shooting public, fueling frustration and skepticism.

The protesters are pushing for a “patterns-or-practices” civil rights investigation into the sheriff’s office and District Attorney’s Office by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.

Many say they will keep marching until they feel there’s justice in the case.

Reported Racism At VMI

A state-sanctioned report says the Virginia Military Institute has tolerated and failed to address institutional racism and sexism and must be held accountable for making changes.

The report was put together by an independent law firm and released Tuesday by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute (Source: WVIR)

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and other state officials ordered an investigation after The Washington Post reported that Black cadets and alumni faced “relentless racism.”

After a months-long investigation, an independent law firm released its final, 152-page report.

Gun Violence Bill Signing

Gov. Northam is set to sign a bill aimed at preventing gun violence.

There is no word yet on which legislation the governor will be signing into law.

Governor Ralph Northam holding a news briefing in Richmond.
Governor Ralph Northam holding a news briefing in Richmond. (Source: VPM)

The signing will take place at 2 p.m. on June 2.

Stay tuned to NBC12 for more updates.

Safety Guidelines At Voting Locations

Specific polling places each have different COVID-19 safety measures. Election officials say voters must follow guidelines at specific polling locations.

At schools and libraries, masks will still be required due to face coverings being mandatory inside any school building.

Voters at a polling station in Buckingham County, Va., November 3, 2020.
Voters at a polling station in Buckingham County, Va., November 3, 2020. (Source: Parker Michels-Boyce / For the Virginia Mercury)

Locations such as a county registrar’s office or a city hall, may or may not require masks.

Early in-person voting will end on June 5. Absentee ballots must be mailed back or dropped off by Primary Election Day on June 8.

Who’s On The Ballot?

The registrar’s offices are open and Virginia’s 2021 primaries are in full swing ahead of June 8 voting deadline.

Most of the Republican candidates were picked during the GOP 2021 Convention on May 8, but Democrats still need to choose runners for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

An election worker prepares "I Voted" stickers at a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Ballwin, Mo.
An election worker prepares "I Voted" stickers at a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Ballwin, Mo. (Source: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Some local House of Delegate seats is also up for grabs.

In-person voting is happening now. For ballot details for Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico, click here.

Upcoming Chesterfield Vaccine Clinics

Chesterfield County is offering the COVID-19 vaccine at multiple locations this week.

Anyone 12 and older are able to get the vaccine, but a parent must be with a child to get the vaccine.

Parents and pediatricians offer their own insight on the push to get pre-teens vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine.
Parents and pediatricians offer their own insight on the push to get pre-teens vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: DC Bureau)

The Pfizer vaccine, which is given in two doses, will be administered at all locations.

Those who get the shot will get a vaccine card for the next clinic in 21 days to get their second dose. If the clinic times don’t work, individuals can find a vaccine location closest to them, HERE.

Samuel L. Gravely Ceremony

Governor Ralph Northam will declare June 2 to be Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Day in honor of the 50th anniversary of his promotion to Admiral, according to the Richmond Virginia Council Navy League.

Gravely, a Richmond native was the first African American admiral in the United States Navy. He rose from the rank of Seaman to Vice Admiral and was the first African American to command a US Navy warship.

Navy Admiral Samuel Gravely grew up in the Fulton neighborhood in the 1920s.
Navy Admiral Samuel Gravely grew up in the Fulton neighborhood in the 1920s. (Source: Family)

The Navy honored him by naming a destroyer after him, the USS SAMUEL G. GRAVELY JR.

The Richmond Virginia Council Navy League (RVCNL) of the United States will host a ceremony to honor the anniversary of Gravely’s promotion at the Virginia War Memorial on June 2 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, click here.

Final Thought

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