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Friday, September 01, 2017

Lawsuit alleges Charlottesville police were ordered to stand down

A man who was assaulted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is suing the city and state police, alleging that officers were ordered to stand down and failed to act even as they witnessed the attack.

According to the federal lawsuit, Robert Sanchez Turner was sprayed in the eye with pepper spray and beaten with canes, and had urine thrown on him during the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, as police officers stood less than 10 feet away and did nothing to stop the assault or arrest the assailants.

“By commanding their subordinates to stand down while hundreds of white supremacists and their sympathizers assaulted and seriously injured counterprotesters, these defendants were essentially accessories to, and facilitators of, unconstitutional hate crime,” states the lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times.

Nexus Caridades Attorneys, which filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, is expected to announce additional details about the case Friday.

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Anonymous said...

Seemed like the governors plan the whole time.

Anonymous said...

Good.Let them beat each other senseless.There is merit to simply allowing people to destroy themselves.The less the police intervene the fewer the riots.Every single one of us knew the guy who wanted to be held back as he faked desperately trying to get AT someone.Looking back I wish I'd just let him go instead of protecting him from getting pummeled.These people want to be restrained.I say when they start fighting block off the street & let em have at it.Then stand the monuments back up when they finish.