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Alexandria man convicted of rape

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Steven Orellana, a 32-year-old Alexandria resident, was convicted of rape by a jury in Alexandria Circuit Court yesterday, according to...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Lessons in leadership

I would like to share some valuable lessons I have learned during my 27 years in law enforcement as a police officer, assistant prosecutor...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Changes in law enforcement

As I noted in my last column, I recently celebrated my 20th year in the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, the past eight as...

Holiday theft down in the city

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes the possibility of residential and commercial theft as well. Although...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The arc of a law enforcement...

Later this month, I will celebrate my 20- year anniversary in the Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and am finishing up the last months of...

Bondsman in Karla Dominguez case charged

By Olivia Anderson and Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Content warning: This story contains graphic details related to sexual assault. The bail bondsman in the Karla Dominguez...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: COVID-19 and the courthouse

The COVID-19 virus continues to wreak havoc on Alexandria courthouse functions. While the length of dockets and the pace of courtroom hearings has significantly...

Police Chief Michael Brown announces retirement

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Alexandria Police Department Chief Michael Brown announced last week that he would be retiring at the end of the month,...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Lowering the stress level

No law school class prepares a student for the stress and worry that is part and parcel of being a trial attorney. Criminal trials...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: A great post-incarceration resource

Recently, my office collaborated with an amazing local non-profit. Friends of Guest House is an Alexandria-based organization that helps women successfully reenter the community...