Jun 24, 2016
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Richmond liquor stores that attract the most crime and nuisances will be targeted for enforcement with help from a $75,000 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), according to the city’s police.

On Tuesday, City Council accepted the grant and appropriated the funds for license enforcement at the city’s most problematic stores. These types of stores “contribute disproportionately to the incidence of drug dealing, public drunkenness, drunk driving, underage drinking, assaults, and other conditions that breed neighborhood decay,” police stated in city documents.

Also, police constantly have to respond to calls for service at problematic stores, depleting their resources.

RPD said the grant will allow it to “prioritize law enforcement efforts and target those licensed outlets that contribute to alcohol-related crimes.”


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.