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  1. Sheriff's switch to digital radio spurs concernRead the original story

    Monday | SoVaNow.com

    Jack Dunavant accused Halifax County Board of Supervisors chairman Dennis Witt of rigging the board's decision to sell the old Halifax Elementary School to Echelon Resources Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston In mid-April, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department joined the digital radio age, switching to a new program that uses digital signals in place of the old analog frequency and allows for encrypted communications. There's only one apparent problem: Other users who remain in the analog world can no longer pick up communications from the Sheriff's Department.

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  2. One school facility for grades 6-12 proposed in MecklenburgRead the original story

    Monday | SoVaNow.com

    Jack Dunavant accused Halifax County Board of Supervisors chairman Dennis Witt of rigging the board's decision to sell the old Halifax Elementary School to Echelon Resources Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston Mecklenburg County officials are looking at an option for new school construction that could free up money for school operating needs while holding down the burden on county taxpayers - but with tradeoffs involved. The most immediate is that the school division would receive only $379,000 in additional local funding in the upcoming budget year, instead of the $2.6 million requested.

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  3. Drama-free day at pollsRead the original story

    Monday | SoVaNow.com

    Jack Dunavant accused Halifax County Board of Supervisors chairman Dennis Witt of rigging the board's decision to sell the old Halifax Elementary School to Echelon Resources Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston The lack of competition for local office sparked a low voter turnout on the western end of Mecklenburg County, a stark contrast to turnout numbers in Boydton and on the eastern end where Tuesday brought contested races for Mayor and Council. By noon, one polling location in Clarksville had seen only two voters.

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  4. Officers Who Used Stun Guns on Virginia Man Won't Be ChargedRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | ABC News

    ... in a prosecution because you think that someone may have crossed the line." Videos released last year show South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Clifton Mann and Travis Clay using their stun guns repeatedly on Lambert after they took him ...

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  5. Herring: South Boston policing 'below the public's expectations'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin and City of Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring held a joint press conference Tuesday afternoon in Halifax to discuss their decision not to charge South Boston officers in the death of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr., who died three years ago in police custody. Earlier on Tuesday morning, Martin released a 76-page report that delved into the circumstances of Lambert's death and the actions of three officers who used Tasers to subdue the Richmond construction worker as he tried to escape custody outside the local hospital emergency room.

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  6. No charges against Virginia police for using stun guns on man who later diedRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    ... in U.S. District Court in April 2015 against the officers, the police chief, the deputy chief and the town of South Boston, Virginia. The incident took place after three South Boston police officers arrested Lambert on a noise complaint. They took ...

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  7. Prosecutors reveal details of investigation of VA man tased 20 timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NBC12

    ... a UCLA specialist was brought into to help with the investigation of Linwood Lambert, who was tased 20 times by South Boston police before he died. Martin, along with Mike Herring, special prosecutor and Richmond's commonwealth's attorney, held a ...

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  8. No charges for officers involved in man's stun gun deathRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WCAV

    ... caused or wanted" Linwood Lambert Jr.'s death. Lambert died in May 2013 after being taken into custody by South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Clifton Mann and Travis Clay for a mental evaluation. Martin said she found no reason to conclude ...

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  9. Officers will not be charged in death of man they repeatedly TaseredRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... brother, Linwood R. Lambert Jr., died in police custody in May of 2013 after being repeatedly stunned by South Boston, Va., police. A county attorney has determined that there is no need to press charges against police officers in connection with ...

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  10. South Boston officers who used stun guns on Virginia man won't be chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... heart-rending, was reasonable," Martin said. Lambert died in May 4, 2013 after being taken into custody by South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton and Clifton Mann for a mental evaluation. After they arrived at the hospital, Lambert kicked out ...

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  11. Prosecutors explain decision not to charge officers in Lambert's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | SoVaNow.com

    The Complete Report Prosecutors investigating the death of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. have issued a 76-page report on their decision not to file criminal charges against any of three South Boston officers who used Tasers multiple times to bring Lambert under control during a tense confrontation three years ago outside the local hospital emergency room. Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin released the report Tuesday morning after meeting the previous day with Lambert's sister, Gwendolyn Smalls of Richmond, and family representatives to explain her findings and determination not to charge the officers involved.

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  12. Cops not charged after using stun guns on man who died in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Family outraged as prosecutors decline to press charges against three Virginia cops who repeatedly used stun guns on man before he died in custody A prosecutor was "biased" when she declined to press charges against three Virginia cops who three years ago repeatedly used stun guns on a black man before he died in custody, the victim's family claims. Linwood Lambert's sister was told on Monday in a four-hour meeting that there is not enough evidence to bring charges against South Boston officers Tiffany Bratton, Clifton Mann and Travis Clay.

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  13. No charges in death of VA man tased 20 times by South Boston PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney will not press charges against the South Boston Police department after a man was tased multiple times before he died. Linwood Lambert Jr.'s cause of death was determined to be "acute cocaine intoxication."

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  14. Sister: No charges vs. cops in Va. stun gun caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBS News

    A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death , the man's sister and her attorney said Monday. Linwood Lambert's sister, Gwendolyn Smalls, and her attorney told The Associated Press that Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said during a meeting with them Monday that she doesn't believe there's enough evidence to bring criminal charges against South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Clifton Mann and Travis Clay.

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  15. CommentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | White Lake Beacon

    ... against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a handcuffed black man before his 2013 death. Police in South Boston, Virginia, used the stun guns on Linwood Lambert outside an emergency room door and then in a squad car. MIAMI (AP) - A man ...

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  16. No charges against officers in Lambert's death, family toldRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston police officers who were involved in Lambert's death nearly three years ago. Gwendolyn Smalls, Lambert's sister and the executor of his estate, made that assertion following a Monday afternoon meeting in Richmond with Tracy Quackenbush Martin, Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney, and Michael Herring, Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond, who has assisted Martin with her review of Lambert's controversial death and the role of South Boston police who took him into custody on the morning that he died, on May 4, 2013.

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  17. No Charges in death of Richmond man repeatedly tased by policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTVR Richmond

    Prosecutors have decided not to charge any of the police officer involved in the death of a Richmond man, who died in police custody after being repeatedly tased in front of a South Boston Emergency room in May of 2013. Linwood Lambert, 46, was handcuffed and being taken inside the hospital for medical help at the time of the incident.

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  18. Road matters dominate Halifax County supervisors' agendaRead the original story

    Monday | SoVaNow.com

    ... a total of 65 unpaved roads; they are spread throughout the county, although none lie in ED-8 in the Town of South Boston. VDOT officials are asking board members if they wish to make any changes to their earlier priority listing for improvements. ...

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  19. Elections for town office lack suspenseRead the original story

    Monday | SoVaNow.com

    Voting will take place Tuesday to elect council members and mayors in the towns of South Boston and Scottsburg. None of the races are competitive.

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  20. Lambert family: Martin requests meetingRead the original story

    Monday | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin is expected to travel to Richmond today to meet with the sister of the Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr., a sign that Martin may be about to release her findings on Lambert's death three years ago in the custody of South Boston police. Martin could not be reached for comment, but the meeting was confirmed by Gwendolyn Smalls, Lambert's sister and named plaintiff in the family's $25 million lawsuit against the Town of South Boston.

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