Gov. Justice orders an investigation of W.VA. State Police

West Virginia’s Governor Jim Justice announced that he is ordering a sweeping investigation of West Virginia’s State Police (WVASP).

After accepting the resignation of superintendent Jan Cahill on Mar. 20 the Governor ordered the investigation.

The director of Capitol Police Jack Chambers has been appointed to replace Cahill.

Chambers will investigate allegations of wrongdoing that includes a video camera placed inside the women’s locker room at one of the agency’s facilities.

Justice called that incident intolerable and sighted other incidents that Chambers will be investigating.

Those incidents includes one that implicates a Trooper in the robbery of a man at a casino.

The Governor also included the incident last month in which a State Trooper was involved with an arrest of a Maryland man on Interstate 81 near Martinsburg.

As we reported last month the arrestee passed away shortly after he was taken into custody.

The bodycam footage of that incident was not released by WVAS but Governor Justice viewed it and called it concerning.

Chambers has been charged with the investigation of any and all-alleged improprieties of which there have been many that have been levied against the WVASP.

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Man is arrested after attempting to assault a VSP Trooper

A Harrisonburg man was arrested after he attempted to assault a Virginia State Police (VSP) Trooper on Mar. 19.

An email from VSP Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirms the incident.

Alberto Bravo Jr. faces a felony charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer among other charges.

When a vehicle pulled up to the Trooper’s vehicle the female driver got out to report that her passenger was assaulting her while driving on Interstate 81.

Bravo followed her out of the vehicle brandishing a firearm and attempted to assault her.

As the Trooper intervened the 31-year-old Bravo attacked him and a struggle ensued.

The Trooper managed to control Bravo and took him into custody.

Along with assault charges Bravo is facing a charge of  brandishing a firearm in commission of a felony.

Bravo also faces a misdemeanor count of assault on a family member.

A felony count of child endangerment has also been placed against Bravo as there were three young children in the vehicle.

Bravo is currently being held without bond at the Rockingham County Jail.

The Trooper was transported to Harrisonburg Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

There were no other injuries reported in the incident.

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News Maker Kristen Laise on the new Belle Grove season

Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown opened for the season Mar. 18.

Thanks to volunteers and contributors there are new amenities at the Plantation.

We talk with Belle Grove Executive Director Kristen Laise about the new season in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Kristen tells us of a new trail that opened this season that takes visitors through some Civil War protection walls.

She also tells us of the some of the best views in the valley at Belle Grove Plantation.

Kristen also has information on the upcoming annual Park Day Apr. 15 and a great way to help the plantation.

Click here for Kristen’s news maker.

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