RaShall M. Brackney
RaShall M. Brackney was named as the new Charlottesville Police Chief on May 21, 2018.  She is the first African-American woman to serve as the city’s police chief. Brackney will succeed Al Thomas, the city’s first African-American police chief.
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Brackney grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the daughter of a white father and a black mother. She has over 30 years of police experience in Pittsburgh and for George Washington University. In her late 40's, Brackney received a master's and a Ph.D. She is married to Stefan Wheelock. 
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- Web. At Chamber lunch, Brackney gets "real," discusses race challenges, Melissa Castro, News Article, Charlottesville Daily Progress, August 28, 2018, retrieved August 30, 2018.