Augustus is an attorney, so this should be very interesting discussion.
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Heaphy held a press conference Friday, December 1, at CitySpace. He said the city and police failed to protect many people during the violence that occurred over the summer.
“The violence that occurred in our community was troubling. It was troubling for the people involved. It was troubling for everyone who watched it unfold,” he said to the audience.
According to the former-federal attorney, the major mistakes were a failure to prepare and a serious lack of communication with the community. He believes there were many core issues within the city and Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) that led to the violence and confrontations that occurred in May, July, and August.
Heaphy accused Charlottesville police of tolerating violence during the morning of the Unite the Right rally so that it would encourage an unlawful assembly to be declared quickly: “We have evidence from the command center that the chief actually said ‘let them fight. Let them fight for a little while and it’ll make it easier to declare an unlawful assembly,’” said Heaphy.
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