Heaphy report: Council ‘unduly interfered’ in Aug. 12 preparation
The Daily Progress Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 10 p.m.
A scathing report released Friday on the city of Charlottesville’s handling of a series of white nationalist rallies over the summer criticizes the City Council and top city officials for a series of mistakes in the lead-up to the Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally.
The report, authored by former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy, was also sharply critical of Charlottesville and state police preparations for the deadly rally.
The report from law firm Hunton & Williams says the council’s efforts to relocate the Unite the Right rally from Emancipation Park to McIntire Park made planning for the ill-fated rally more difficult for city and public safety officials, some of whom appear to have pushed back against the idea, according to the report.
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