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Residents pack meeting to discuss study on police handling of white nationalist rally

Residents pack meeting to discuss study on police handling of white nationalist rally (Anna-Lysa Gayle/ABC7)

On Monday night, angry Charlottesville residents and students packed City Hall to listen to researchers as they detailed what went wrong on August 12th, when Heather Heyer was killed in a violent white nationalist rally.

Two Virginia State Troopers also died that day while trying to assist.

Among the findings, researchers say the Charlottesville Police Department did not provide adequate training for officers, the city of Charlottesville waited too long to request help from the state’s emergency management, they did not provide adequate information to the public about plans for the event and officers failed to intervene in violent disorders.

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