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Fairfax County, Va., cop suspended for turning individual over to ICE

Fairfax County, Va., cop suspended for turning individual over to ICEThe Fairfax County, Va., Police Department has suspended an officer for detaining and turning the driver in an accident over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Saturday in violation of the department’s policy not to assist ICE with civil enforcement.



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Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victims

Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victimsThe lieutenant governor of Virginia has likened himself to a lynching victim while battling accusations of sexual assault and calls to resign from his post amid a series of scandals impacting the state’s top lawmakers. Justin Fairfax made the controversial statements during a surprise speech on Sunday, lashing out against his critics in the state Senate as 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” Mr Fairfax said, referencing legislation the General Assembly passed expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.



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2 women expected to testify against Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax in planned public hearings

2 women expected to testify against Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax in planned public hearingsVirginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax dismissed Republican calls for his sexual assault accusers to testify before the state House of Delegates, calling it "political theater."



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Fairfax accuser to detail allegations to Boston prosecutors

Fairfax accuser to detail allegations to Boston prosecutorsBOSTON (AP) — A woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago will meet with prosecutors to discuss her allegations, her attorney said Wednesday.



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Suffolk DA ‘Ready’ to Investigate Fairfax Sexual Assault Allegations

Suffolk DA ‘Ready’ to Investigate Fairfax Sexual Assault AllegationsRachel Rollins, district attorney for Suffolk County, Mass., is prepared to launch an investigation into the sexual assault allegation recently brought against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax provided his accuser, Vanessa Tyson, is willing to file a complaint, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.Rollins claims she emailed Tyson's attorneys last week asking if they would like to file a criminal complaint related to their client's allegation that Fairfax sexually assaulted her in a Boston hotel room in 2004, but have not yet received a response.“We will help in any way we can if she chooses to come forward,” Rollins told the Globe in an interview. “We would offer any number of services starting from getting them in touch with counselors all the way, if they were so inclined, to seek prosecution.”Fairfax, who previously admitted to having a consensual sexual encounter with Tyson, once again denied the assault and floated the possibility of filing a criminal complaint against her in a statement provided to CNN Wednesday.“The Lt. Gov. has stated repeatedly that he has never sexually assaulted anyone ever.He has called publicly for a fair, impartial investigation,” the statement reads in part. “He has nothing to hide. He would cooperate fully with an investigation by Suffolk County District if a criminal complaint is filed. In that event the Lt. Gov. will explore all options with regard to filing his own criminal complaint in response to the filing of a false criminal complaint against him.”In a graphic statement released last week by her attorneys, Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him while the pair were in Boston for the 2004 Democratic National Convention.Fairfax was also accused last week by a second woman who claims he raped her while the pair were undergraduates at Duke University in 2000. He has also denied that claim.



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The Latest: Staff members resign after Fairfax allegations

The Latest: Staff members resign after Fairfax allegationsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local):



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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax could face articles of impeachment Monday

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax could face articles of impeachment MondayThe second accusation of sexual assault against Fairfax has prompted one lawmaker to threaten impeachment proceedings against the lieutenant governor.



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Justin Fairfax: Second woman accuses Virginia deputy governor of sexual assault

Justin Fairfax: Second woman accuses Virginia deputy governor of sexual assaultA second woman has accused Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, claiming the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University. Meredith Watson, 39, said in a statement that the state’s deputy governor attacked her in 2000. Mr Fairfax denied the allegation.



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Second Woman Accuses Fairfax of Sexual Assault

Second Woman Accuses Fairfax of Sexual AssaultA second woman has come forward to allege that Virginia’s embattled lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, sexually assaulted her. Meredith Watson’s lawyers put out a statement on Friday detailing her claim that she was raped by Fairfax in 2000 when they were both undergraduates at Duke University. “Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive,” Watson’s lawyers said.



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Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of 'premeditated and aggressive' sexual assault

Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of 'premeditated and aggressive' sexual assaultMeredith Watson said in a statement through her lawyers that Fairfax raped her while they were students at Duke University in 2000.



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