Part IV of Investigating Hotels Series: Police Presence

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In Part Four of the Investigating Hotels series, Marisa Hempel sat down with Richmond Police Chief James Ebert to discuss the police presence in Richmond regarding these areas.

Chief Ebert agreed that there is some truth to the the notion that these areas are high crime, and said that he had seen the open records request made by Jason Morgan of the Richmond City Commission.

He goes on to explain the legalities of dealing with crime when it comes to a hotel/motel versus a private business, and discusses some of the complications that may arise when it comes to enforcing the possible new ordinance.

Coming up next, WBON TV speaks to the health department, and gets statements from Codes and the City Attorney regarding these alleged rogue hotels and crime hotspots.