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Posted on: January 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] A joint statement from the Chief of Police and the Commonwealth's Attorney


January 15, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In five days, on Wednesday January 20, President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. We recognize the rights of citizens in our community to lawfully gather and peaceably express their opinions on this important day.  

While our expectation is for a calm and orderly day, our organizations and offices are committed to investigating and prosecuting any violation of the law that poses a threat to the safety of others. Please be respectful towards your fellow community members and conduct yourself in a safe and responsible manner. Anyone who observes suspicious activity should dial 911 if you believe it is an emergency.

Media Contacts
RaShall Brackney, Ph.D.
Chief of Police
City of Charlottesville

Joseph Platania
Commonwealth’s Attorney
City of Charlottesville

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