Peaceful protester gassed by Richmond Police upset officers won't be charged

No Richmond police officers will face criminal charges for deploying tear gas into a peaceful crowd of protesters at the Lee Circle in 2020, an action that the police department has since admitted should've never happened. Richmond's Commonwealth's Attorney, Colette McEachin, released her findings late Friday, announcing officers did not break the law when they sprayed chemical agents toward demonstrators gathered at the Robert E. Lee statue on June 1, 2020.