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Relatives in ‘catfish cop’ case prepare to sue Virginia agencies and more headlines

By: - May 19, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Lawyers representing relatives of the California family killed by the former Virginia law enforcement officer dubbed the “catfish cop” have signaled their intent to sue, “citing gross negligence by the state and local law enforcement agencies that hired him.”—Los Angeles Times

• Amid the debt ceiling battle in D.C., U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Prince William, is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would block members of Congress from getting paid if the federal government shuts down or defaults on its debts.—NBC News

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin released a “campaign-style video appearing to cast him as the successor to President Ronald Reagan.”—Washington Post

• The Virginia Press Association’s board held a meeting to discuss a controversial journalism award given to a student newspaper at Virginia Military Institute but concluded no further action would be taken.—Cardinal News

• A 24-year-old man was arrested after a viral video showed a brawl breaking out in the bleachers at a high school soccer game in Southwest Virginia. Five people were hospitalized after the fight.—New York Post


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