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Charlottesville Police Chief Retires After Damning Report

Charlottesville, Virginia’s police chief announced his retirement Monday after a December report from a federal prosecutor who criticized his response to a white supremacist march over the summer. The “Unite the Right” saw multiple people injured in fights and one woman killed after a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. The report accused police Chief Al Thomas of leading a “slow-footed response” to the event, deleting text messages relevant to the investigation, and intimidating subordinates who might speak to investigators.