Charlottesville Police Chief Resigns Amidst Criticism

Al Thomas abruptly resigned after months of criticism for how the department handled the white supremacist rally that left one woman dead this summer.

  • Published 18 December 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's police chief, who oversaw the department's widely criticized response to a violent white nationalist rally this summer, abruptly retired Monday, the city said. In a brief statement, the city did not give a reason for Chief Al Thomas's departure. Earlier this month, a former federal prosecutor released a report that was sharply critical of Thomas' "slow-footed response" as the violence began to escalate on Aug. 12, the day of the… Read at AP News