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  Top Cop Ousted After Charging Civil Rights Leaders In Confederate Monument Case
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Sep 06, 2020 09:40am
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AuthorRyan J. Reilly
News DateFriday, September 4, 2020 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe city manager of Portsmouth, Virginia, ousted the city’s police chief on Friday, weeks after the chief announced highly unusual felony charges against a sitting state senator, local civil rights leaders and city public defenders in connection with the destruction of a Confederate monument.

Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene allowed Sergeant Kevin McGee to bring the felony charges against Virginia Sen. Louise Lucas (D), NAACP officials, and others under a 70-year-old state law that allows for felony charges involving “injury to” Confederate monuments. She did so despite the fact that she had referred McGee to internal affairs after he wrote a vitriolic letter criticizing Lucas and several of the other defendants he’d later charge.

A group of protesters beheaded four statues on the city’s Confederate monument back in June, but many of the defendants charged with felonies had left the scene of the protest long before most of the destruction took place. One of the statues fell on a protester, seriously injuring him.

Greene has been removed from her position and placed on leave, according to The Virginian-Pilot. WAVY, a local television station, reported that Greene was facing an internal investigation and was placed on administrative leave for 30 days. The Portsmouth Police Department refused to say where the investigation into McGee stands.
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