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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Charlottesville police chief retires after rally criticism

Charlottesville's police chief, who oversaw the department's widely criticized response to a violent white nationalist rally this summer, abruptly retired Monday, the city said.

In a brief statement, the city did not give a reason for Chief Al Thomas' departure.

Earlier this month, a former federal prosecutor released a report that was sharply critical of Thomas' 'slow-footed response' as the violence began to escalate on August 12, the day of the 'Unite the Right' rally that drew hundreds of white nationalists from across the country.



Anonymous said...

Others cause problems and the good Chief is punished and thrown out like trash.

Anonymous said...

This chief failed to deploy his officers properly. Had he done his job instead of being led by the mayor he may have lost his job but he would still have an honorable reputation instead of being a political pos