Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene just shocked the nation and announced she is bringing charges against a Dem State Senator and multiple members of the NAACP.
State Sen. Louise Lucas has been hit with two felonies related to a confederate monument in Portsmouth: conspiracy to commit a felony and injury to a monument in excess of $1,000.
Former Virginia Gov. and Clinton bag man Terry McAuliffe said, “Louise Lucas is a trailblazing public servant who isn’t afraid to do and say what she believes is right. Her opposition to a racist monument is the definition of what John Lewis called ‘good trouble.’ I stand with my good friend.”
From Wavy10: “Here’s the full list of those facing charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and injury to a monument in excess of $1,000:
State Sen. L Louise Lucas
James Boyd, Portsmouth NAACP representative
Louie Gibbs, Portsmouth NAACP representative
LaKesha Hicks, Portsmouth NAACP representative
LaKeesha S. “Klu” Atkinson, Portsmouth School Board member
Here’s the list of individuals facing a felony charge of injury to a monument in excess of $1,000:
Brenda Spry, public defender
Alexandra Stephens, public defender
Meredith Cramer, public defender
Hanah Renae Rivera
Raymond J Brothers
Greene asked that anyone with an active warrant turn themselves in.
The police department is asking for help identifying 13 additional people. Detectives are asking that the public take a look at these photos and reach out if you recognize them. Call the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-lock-u-up. You can remain anonymous.
WAVY News 10 reached out to Sen. Lucas Monday but did not receive an answer. Her attorney Don Scott said he was just hearing about it.
10 On Your Side also reached out to Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales to ask about her office not being involved in the process. The police department went straight to the magistrate.
Police body camera video obtained by 10 On Your Side through a Freedom of Information Act request shows Lucas telling officers they can’t stop the protesters. “I’m telling you, you can’t arrest them. Call Dr. Patton,” Lucas is heard saying on the video recording.
h/t mediaright news