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Posted on: June 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Witness intimidation attempts leave two behind bars

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NORFOLK, Va. - Two people were arrested following an incident during a recent high profile court proceeding.

Norfolk police began an investigation on June 1, 2016 following threats made against witnesses testifying in the Commonwealth of Virginia v. Kareem Turner trial. The investigation revealed Turner’s mother and a family relative publicly threatened several witnesses.

Detectives charged 34-year-old Rahshi Webb and 54-year-old Gloria Williams with one count of felony obstruction of justice on June 3, 2016. Both were taken into custody without incident and remain behind bars.

Threatening a witness is a serious offense that undermines the functioning of the justice system. The Norfolk Police Department will aggressively pursue any accusation of witness intimidation and ensure the safety and welfare of those willing to step forward against crime.

Anyone aware of threats or witness intimidation attempts should contact the Norfolk Police Department at 757-441-5610. Anyone wishing to report these serious offenses anonymously may call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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