Robert E. Lee School Renaming, Push For Police Reforms: Patch PM

Emily Leayman

Here are the share-worthy stories from Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia Patches to talk about tonight:

Northam Announces School Reopening Plan, Phase 2 For NoVA

Gov. Ralph Northam outlined plans Tuesday to reopen Virginia's PreK to grade 12 public and private schools in phases. The governor also indicated he will allow Northern Virginia and Richmond to enter phase two of reopening on Friday, June 12.

Robert E. Lee High School Renaming Process To Resume

The process of considering the renaming of Robert E. Lee High School will resume this month, according to Fairfax County Public Schools.

Fairfax Supervisors Prioritize Funding For Police Worn Cameras

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors took several steps Tuesday to address concerns over police violence and racial inequities that have been raised in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in the custody of police.

Time Is Right For 'Serious Reform' Of Police Departments: Northam

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam met with police chiefs from across the state Tuesday and plans to meet with activists and other stakeholders in the future to discuss what types of police reforms are needed to address police brutality, especially in communities of color. At a news conference in Richmond, the governor also announced three new appointments to the Virginia State Crime Commission.

Judge Orders Delay Of Lee Monument Removal In Richmond

After Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced the intention of removing the state-owned Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond, a judge has ordered a 10-day delay. The statue, the largest of the Confederate statues along Monument Avenue, was covered by graffiti amid protests against racial injustice after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Indecent Exposure On W&OD Trail Investigated By Arlington Police

Arlington County Police are investigating an indecent exposure incident that took place Monday morning on the W&OD trail, according to the daily crime report.

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This article originally appeared on the Tysons Corner Patch