No, he was a white guy. Probably late 20's-early 30's. 6'1 220lbs. I think he said his name was Mack. He seemed like a cool guy, I talked to him for 30min or so but I knew he was off base with his carry policy. I work at the commons and he was there for security for an event we had going on.
You should contact
the VCU police chief
and seek clarification.
I open carry Downtown almost every weekday. I also have carried on the VCU campus, at bars Downtown, at the state capital, Library of Virginia, etc. For the record, I am a young white guy and have open carried Downtown wearing a torn t-shirts and jeans as well as a tie and dress shirt.
The officer very well may not have been "lying", but I am a bit frustrated hearing from LEO's and former officers on this board about police "mistakes". If an officer doesn't know the answer, they should state that and then find out the answer. Ifa police officermakes something up whenthey don't know the answer, that is close to a lie. Ifthey thinkthey know the answer but aren't certain because the code can by confusing, then the officer should say that.
Please use the link provided to seek guidance from the VCU Chief of Police. They don't have that many officers, your description should be sufficient to assist in the officers education. Of course, VCU has a new (acting) Chief of Police because the last oneis under indictment and accused of being a child molester prowling the internet for underage victims.
I know this officer - his wife is one of my employees. He's a good guy, you could start with him. Still, I'd call the Chief and put my concerns in writing as well.
Lieutenant Sean Ingram
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