Charges dismissed against Sen. Louise Lucas in Confederate monument case

Posted at 10:53 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 10:56:05-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Charges were dismissed Monday morning against Sen. Louise Lucas and other leaders.

These charges stemmed from a Portsmouth Confederate monument protest that happened back in June.

Sen. Louise Lucas, NAACP members, school board members, public defenders and others received felony warrants in relation to the protest where a man was severely injured.

On Monday, WTVR sister station, News 3 was in court where a judge dismissed all charges.

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Tweeted a statement saying, “The false and improper charges in Portsmouth against ⁦‪Sen. Louise Lucas‬⁩ have finally been dismissed! The fight for justice and fairness is often difficult but always worthwhile.”

Earlier Monday morning, Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene was fired. Greene said she was not given a reason for her termination. She said she was given a letter Monday morning and that she will be filing a wrongful termination suit with her attorneys.

Greened was previously put on administrative leave a few weeks after filing those charges.

Related: Former Virginia Gov. McAuliffe starts petition to show support for Sen. Lucas after arrest