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Hicks’ Office Asks for Special Grand Jury

But a computer database indicated he failed to participate in the program, according to three law enforcement authorities. Had ROCC followed policy, Boone would have been sent back to court for resentencing. He wasn’t. And on Aug.4, Boone was indicted on capital murder charges in the July 30 shooting of Richmond Police Officer Douglas E. Wendel.

After Boone’s indictment, anonymous sources alleged that ROCC had doctored Boone’s file to indicate it had done its job in supervising Boone.

Following Style’s story, Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney David Hicks announced that his office would investigate ROCC. Now, Hicks’ office is looking into a range of allegations after a representative of his office met secretly with sources late last week.

“Startling.” That’s how an investigator for the commonwealth’s attorney described the information provided by the sources. Following the meeting, the investigator confirmed that the probe would be extended into “possible criminal activities,” including misuse of ROCC assets.

ROCC, a state-supported nonprofit, is part of the state Department of Criminal Justice Services.– Lisa Antonelli Bacon

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