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Group rallies outside City Hall in support of Portsmouth Police Chief on leave

Posted at 11:29 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 11:29:44-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A group of people came out to City Hall on Sunday in support of Police Chief Angela Greene.

Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene was placed on administrative leave Friday.

The decision was made weeks after Greene announced that state Sen. Louise Lucas, NAACP members, school board members and public defenders had felony warrants issued in relation to their participation in a June 10 Confederate monument protest where a man was severely injured.

Virginia Beach Attorney Timothy Anderson hosted the event to show support for Chief Greene

"I think the community is sick of watching protesters come in and destroy property and treat police like they're the bad guys and we had a police chief who actually stood up to that and enforced the law she didn't make a law up she enforced a law that was on the books. Because it involved people in high places the city manager decided to suspend her from her job for that which is unbelievably outrageous," Anderson said.

The City Council is set to meet on Tuesday.

Anderson says they want to send the message to the counsel not to suspend a police chief for enforcing the law.