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==Events==  
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*[[February 6]] &ndash; The [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] votes to remove [[Robert E. Lee Statue]] from [[Emancipation Park]] on 3-2 vote <ref name="nbc29-suit">{{cite web|title=Groups File Lawsuit to Stop Removal of Confederate Statues|url=http://www.nbc29.com/story/34952736/groups-file-lawsuit-to-stop-removal-of-confederate-statues|author=NBC29 Staff|work=News Article|publisher=NBC29|location=Charlottesville, Virginia|publishdate=March 20, 2017|accessdate=September 16, 2017}}</ref>
*'''[[June 5]]''':The [[2016-2017 City Council]] voted 5-0 to rename [[Jackson Park]], [[Justice Park]], and rename [[Lee Park]], [[Emancipation Park]].
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*[[March 6]], Monday &ndash; [[Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce|Chamber Jobs Report]] released: In [[2016]] total sales tax revenues in [[Albemarle County]] were $15.1 million; a year-to-year gain of +$988,000.  Total 2016 sales tax revenues in the [[City of Charlottesville]] were $11.789 million; a year-to-year gain of +$545,000.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.tax.virginia.gov/annual-reports|title=Annual Report|last=|first=|publishdate=|publisher=Virginia Department of Taxation|archive-url=|archive-date=2011 - Present|dead-url=|accessdate=January 31, 2021}}</ref>
*'''[[February 6]]''': The [[2016-2017 City Council]] voted to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee the park.
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*[[March 20]] &ndash; Payne v. City of Charlottesville original complaint documents filed by a group who claims the council’s decision to remove two Confederate statues in downtown city parks was unlawful. [[The Monument Fund]] is one of the plaintiffs suing over the City Council’s 2017 votes to remove the city’s General [[Robert E. Lee Statue]] and [[Stonewall Jackson Statue]].
*'''[[August 12]]''': A "[[Unite the Right]]" rally turned deadly when a 20-year-old Ohio man accelerated his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old [[Heather Heyer]].
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*[[April 17]] &ndash; [[James Willy Jones]] is recognized by [[Charlottesville City Council]] for being the first African-American member of the [[Charlottesville Police Department]] <ref>{{Minutes-citycouncil|newid=52753|when=April 17, 2017|accessdate=November 1, 2019|id=52753|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=52753}}</ref>
*'''[[September 5]]''': The [[2016-2017 City Council]] voted to remove the Jackson statue from the park.
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*[[May 10]] &ndash; [[Albemarle Board of Supervisors]] approves rezoning for the [[Woolen Mills]] redevelopment <ref>{{cite web|title=Woolen Mills revival project takes big step forward|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/27186-woolen-mills-approved/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=May 11, 2017|accessdate=December 29, 2017}}</ref> <ref>{{Minutes-boardofsupervisors|url=https://albemarle.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=515531&GUID=ECE224E9-B290-40BE-8547-933F3A4CCA74|when=May 10, 2017|documentid=|accessdate=August 24, 2020}}</ref>
*'''[[December 18]]''':[[Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board]] (CRB), an eight member citizen's Board, created by the [[2018-2019 City Council]].
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*[[June 5]] &ndash; The [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)]] voted 5-0 to rename [[Jackson Park]], [[Justice Park]], and rename [[Lee Park]], [[Emancipation Park]].
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*[[June 14]] &ndash; [[Albemarle Board of Supervisors]] votes to amend zoning to allow installation of solar panels on large fields <ref>{{cite web|title=Albemarle to allow solar farms in rural areas|url=https://www.cvilletomorrow.org/articles/albemarle-to-allow-solar-farms-in-rural-areas|author=Tim Dodson|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=June 15, 2017|accessdate=February 21, 2021}}</ref>
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*[[August 12]] &ndash; A "[[Unite the Right]]" rally turned deadly when a 20-year-old Ohio man accelerated his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old [[Heather Heyer]].  
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* [[August 13]] &ndash; “[[Unite the Right]]” organizer [[Jason Kessler]] attempted to hold a press conference in front of [[Charlottesville City Hall]]. He was forced to abandon the conference after being attacked by an angry crowd. One man pushed Kessler and then a woman tackled him. "Police surrounded Kessler and pulled him out from amidst the angry crowd almost immediately, but the crowd kept chasing him."<ref>{{cite web|title=Angry crowd attacks "Unite the Right" organizer in Charlottesville |url=https://www.cbsnews.com/news/charlottesville-virginia-unite-the-right-jason-kessler-tackled-podium/|author=|work= |publisher= CBS News/Associated Press |location=|publishdate=AUGUST 13, 2017 6:56 PM|accessdate=November 29, 2019}}</ref>
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* [[August 21]] &ndash; At the Charlottesville City Council meeting on this Monday, the first since the rallies on August 11 and 12, activists and residents took over the Council chambers.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://apnews.com/80439cae7db14dbdb9dc73311f2226c7|title=Anger over rally violence boils over in Charlottesville|last=|first=|publishdate=August 22, 2017 GMT|publisher=AP NEWS|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=1/10/2021}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/us/charlottesville-council-melee.html|title=Chaos Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting|last=Frances Robles|first=|publishdate=Aug. 21, 2017|publisher=The New York Times Company|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=1/10/2021}}</ref>
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* [[August 25]] 9:39 AM &ndash; The City of Charlottesville announced the hiring of [[Tim Heaphy]], former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, to lead an independent, external review of the City's response to three events during the previous three months - the May 13th torch-light rally at Emancipation Park, the July 8th rally of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at Justice Park and the August 12th Unite the Right rally at Emancipation Park.<ref>https://www.charlottesville.org/Home/Components/News/News/8434/635</ref>
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*[[September 5]] &ndash; The [[2016-2017 City Council |City Council]] voted to remove the Jackson statue from the park.<ref>http://statues.law.virginia.edu/docket-list</ref>
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*[[November 7]] &ndash; Charlottesville branch of the [[Urban Land Institute]] gets presentation on mixed-income developments overseen by Maryland-based EYA [https://cvillepedia.org/File:20171107-ULI-Presentation.pdf EYA Presentation]
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*[[November 17]] &ndash; [[Cloteal Farmer]] was sworn in as Charlottesville's 36th postmaster. <ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville Swears in New Postmaster|url=http://www.nbc29.com/story/36874472/charlottesville-swears-in-new-postmaster|author=Meghan Moriarty|work=News Article|publisher=WVIR NBC29|location=Charlottesville, Virginia|publishdate=November 17, 2017|accessdate=November 19, 2017}}</ref> She is the first African-American woman to hold the position. <ref name="cbs19">{{cite web|title=New postmaster in Charlottesville wants to improve delivery|url=http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/A-new-postmaster-takes-over-for-Central-Virignia-458324493.html|author=Bria White|work=News Article|publisher=WCAV CBS 19|location=Charlottesville, Virginia|publishdate=November 17, 2017|accessdate=November 19, 2017}}</ref>
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* [[December 1]] &ndash; Heaphy and his law firm Hunton & Williams LLP released the [https://www.charlottesvilleindependentreview.com/ final report] of their independent review titled: INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.
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*[[December 16]] &ndash; The Preservers of the [[Daughters of Zion Cemetery]] held a dedication for the ''Memorial to the Unknown'' on this Saturday afternoon.
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*[[December 18]] &ndash; [[Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board]] (CRB), an eight member citizen's Board, created and appointed by the [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)]].
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*[[December 18]]: Serving less than two years, Police Chief [[Al Thomas]] resigned. The city issued a release this Monday afternoon that said Thomas would be retiring, effective immediately. At the last regular meeting of the [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)]], City Manager [[Maurice Jones]]'s announced choice of Deputy Chief [[Gary Pleasants]] as acting chief until an interim one could be named, drew complaints. Speakers at the council blasted the decision. “I think this is unacceptable,” said councilor-elect [[Nikuyah Walker]]. “There is no trust here.”<ref>{{Cite-cville|url=https://www.c-ville.com/abrupt-exit-chiefs-retirement-pleasants-fill-raises-questions/|title=Abrupt exit: Chief’s retirement, Pleasants’ fill-in raises questions|author=Lisa Provence|date=12/19/17 at 1:53 PM|accessdate=1/10/2021}}</ref>
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==STATUES==
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*January 31 &ndash; Mayor [[Mike Signer]] holds “Capital of the Resistance” press conference on Downtown Mall.<ref name="Heaphy Report">{{cite web|title=FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*February 6 &ndash; [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] votes 3-2 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee and to add context to statue of Stonewall Jackson. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*February 21 &ndash; Corey Stewart holds rally to protest pending removal of Lee statue. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*March 22 &ndash; Lawsuit filed to enjoin removal of the Lee statue. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*May 2&ndash; Judge [[Richard E. Moore |Richard Moore]] issues injunction preventing City from removing Lee statue. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 6&ndash; [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] votes to rename [[Lee Park]] as [[Emancipation Park]], and to rename [[Jackson Park]] as [[Justice Park]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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==MAY 13 AND MAY 14 DEMONSTRATIONS==
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*May 13 &ndash;
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**11:00 a.m. &ndash; Supports of Richard Spencer enter Festival of Cultures, attracting attention of Festival supervisors and the [[Charlottesville Police Department]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:00 p.m. &ndash; Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler, and nearly one hundred white nationalist supporters gather in [[McGuffey Park]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:30 p.m. &ndash; Spencer and Mike Enoch begin speaking in [[Jackson Park]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:30 p.m.&ndash; Spencer event disrupted by counter-protesters. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:30 p.m.&ndash; Spencer followers re-enter Festival of Cultures, engage “Germany” table in discussion regarding Hitler. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:00 p.m. &ndash; Spencer-led group reassembles in [[McGuffey Park]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:05 p.m. &ndash; Spencer-led group lights torches, marches to [[Lee Park]].<ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:15 p.m. &ndash; CPD Sergeant Bradley Pleasants observes Spencer’s group in Lee Park, reports presence to CPD. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:20 p.m. &ndash; Officer E.A. Maney investigates reports of torches made to Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Emergency Communications Center. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:30 p.m. &ndash; Additional CPD officers arrive, dispersing Spencer and his followers. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*May 14&ndash; 
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**12:09 p.m. &ndash; Rev. Erik Wikstrom circulates e-mail from parishioner noting that Stand Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the Public Housing Association of Residents were organizing a counter-protest at [[Lee Park]].<ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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** 2:44 p.m. &ndash; Charlene Green notifies Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones and Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy of protest plans. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:00 p.m. &ndash;Candlelight event begins in [[Lee Park]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:45 p.m. &ndash;Jason Kessler arrives in [[Lee Park]], removes signs covering [[Lee statue]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD officers order crowd in Lee Park to disperse; three arrests made for disorderly conduct and other offenses.<ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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==JULY 8, 2017 KU KLUX KLAN RALLY==
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*May 24 &ndash; Amanda Barker drives to Charlottesville to identify locations for protest and files application for permit on behalf of Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:02 a.m. &ndash; Special Events Coordinator Michelle Christian forwards Barker application to Special Events Committee. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:04 a.m. &ndash; Director of Parks and Recreation Brian Daly forwards Barker application to City Manager Maurice Jones and CPD Police Chief Al Thomas. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 2 &ndash; City Manager Jones informs City Council of Barker application CPD Captain Wendy Lewis instructs subordinates to begin gathering intelligence for Klan event. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 8 &ndash; Amanda Barker agrees to CPD request to move KKK event to Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 14 &ndash; CPD Detectives Nick Rudman and Blane Cosgro present initial intelligence report to Chief Thomas. Thomas requests a more comprehensive intelligence gathering operation, including personal visits to potential protesters and anti-racist activists. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 20 &ndash; CPD holds press conference to advertise alternative programming options for City residents on July 8. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 20 &ndash; CPD Detectives meet with Jason Kessler and counter protester groups about July 8. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 21 &ndash;  CPD Detectives meet with Jason Kessler and counter protester groups about July 8. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 22 &ndash; Attorney Pamela Starsia writes to Chief Thomas and holds press conference criticizing CPD intelligence efforts CPD Lieutenant Joe Hatter completes CPD Intelligence Report for July 8. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*June 29 &ndash; CPD Major Gary Pleasants sends request for assistance to APD and University of Virginia Police Department regarding July 8. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*July 5 &ndash; APD confirms offer of assistance to CPD. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*July 6 &ndash; CPD Lieutenant Steve Upman distributes information regarding road closures to the public. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*July 7
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**9:00 a.m. &ndash; VSP-only briefing at VSP Division III headquarters. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:45 p.m. &ndash; Captain Shifflett circulates final CPD Operational Plan. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:22 p.m. &ndash; Charlottesville Public Works grants CPD permission to use Avon Street bus lot to park and organize the Klan. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*July 8
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**10:00 a.m. &ndash; CPD-VSP-CFD “all hands” briefing at Albemarle County Office Building. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:49 a.m. &ndash; Unified Command Center opens. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD Officers arrive in zones at Justice Park; traffic closures pursuant to traffic plan; VSP officers sweep Justice Park for explosives. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:02 p.m. &ndash; Klan members arrive in Waynesboro, Virginia. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:15 p.m. Antifa spotted in gas masks, padded clothing, and body armor. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:30 p.m. &ndash; CPD Lieutenant Tom McKean and CPD Rapid Reaction team dispatched to Avon Street bus facility to meet Klan vehicles. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:30 p.m. &ndash; Members of Clergy Collective arrive in Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:56 p.m. &ndash; Zone 1 fills with bystanders and counter-protesters. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD allows media to enter buffer area between barricades at Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:13 p.m. Klan members arrive at Avon Street bus facility, begin preparing for trip to Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:16 p.m. &ndash; Counter-protesters lock arms and obstruct anticipated point of Klan members’ entry into Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:18 p.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force departs JDR Court, begins clearing path for Klan to enter Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:30 p.m. &ndash; After repeated warnings, CPD arrests activists blocking entry to Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:30 p.m. &ndash; Klan departs Avon Street with CPD escort. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:39 p.m. &ndash; Albemarle County Sheriff’s deputy directs Klan vehicles into JDR Court garage. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:45 p.m. &ndash; CPD escorts Klan from JDR Court garage to Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:50 p.m. &ndash; Klan begins demonstration in Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD advises Klan they have twenty minutes remaining. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:22 p.m. &ndash; CPD Lieutenant Hatter informs Barker that time has expired. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:25 p.m. &ndash; Klan begins exit from Justice Park; crowd streams down 4th Street, toward JDR Court garage. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Lieutenant Hatter requests assistance on 4th Street from APD Mobile Field Force. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Command Center orders CPD Lieutenant Brian O’Donnell to move zone 2 officers to JDR Court garage entrance. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Klan enters JDR Court garage; lead Klan vehicle breaks down. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Six University of Virginia Police Department officers deployed to JDR Court. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:32 p.m. &ndash; Counter-protesters block exit of JDR Court garage; Lieutenant Hatter requests permission to declare unlawful assembly
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**4:32 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas gives Lieutenant Hatter permission to declare unlawful assembly; Command Center orders all available officers to assist Lt. Hatter. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:35 p.m. &ndash; Lieutenant Hatter gathers CPD, APD, and VSP personnel into line in front of JDR Court garage; declares unlawful assembly. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:38 p.m. &ndash; Major Pleasants leaves Command Center to assume ground command. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:40 p.m. &ndash; Officers push crowd away from garage exit. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:45 p.m. &ndash; Klan vehicles begin to exit JDRF Court garage. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:49 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas orders all CPD units to return to zones in Justice Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:56 p.m. &ndash; CPD Officer Eric Thomas kicked in groin while attempting to make arrest; counter-protesters lock arms and interfere with Thomas and other officers. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:59 p.m. &ndash; Command Center orders all units to vicinity of JDR Court. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:59 p.m. &ndash; Officer Thomas deploys OC spray; officers make several arrests. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**5:00 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas denies VSP request to deploy chemical agents. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**5:02 p.m. &ndash; Major Pleasants approves VSP request to deploy CS dispersal powder, declares unlawful assembly, warns crowd that chemical agents will be used. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**5:07 p.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force deploys 3 CS dispersal canisters. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**5:12 p.m. &ndash; Major Pleasants back in Command Center, confirms deployment of chemical agent. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**5:22 p.m. &ndash; Unlawful assembly declared in Justice Park; crowd continues to disperse
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**6:02 p.m. &ndash; High Street opened to traffic. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**6:06 p.m. &ndash; All remaining roads opened to traffic. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**6:38 p.m. &ndash; Command Center closed. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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==AUGUST 12, 2017 “UNITE THE RIGHT” RALLY==
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*[[May 30]] &ndash; Jason Kessler files permit application for “Unite The Right” rally at [[Lee Park]] on August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 5]] &ndash; CPD Detective [[Braden Kirby]] speaks with Kessler, who indicates that the [[Unite The Right event]] will include music and speakers. Kessler declines to provide information on attendance and says that speakers will have separate security. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 13]] &ndash; [[Walt Heinecke]] files permit applications for [[Justice Park]] (formerly known as Jackson Park) and [[McGuffey Parks]] on August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:00 p.m. &ndash; VSP meets with CPD to begin discussions about August 12; VSP provides recommendations on best practices for managing large events. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 14]] &ndash; Deputy City Attorney [[Lisa Robertson]] delivers memorandum setting forth legal standards for denying or modifying permit application. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:53 a.m. &ndash; CPD detectives assigned to research alt-right and anti-racist groups. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:19 p.m. &ndash; [[Virginia Fusion Center]] notifies CPD that Kessler will hold an event on Friday night, [[August 11]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 17]] &ndash; [[Lisa Robertson]] tells Mayor [[Mike Signer|Signer]] that Council involvement with operational function like location of Unite The Right raises prospect of personal liability. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 18]] &ndash; Mayor Signer sends e-mail to City Manager and City Attorney regarding Unite The Right rally, noting the size of the crowd is “another reason to have the event elsewhere.” <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 19]] &ndash; City Attorney Brown meets with City Manager Jones to discuss potential plans by City Council to move the Unite The Right event. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 23]] &ndash; Captain Lewis sends Chief Thomas a proposed plan to request that all protest groups attending Unite The Right rally commit to non-violence. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 24]] &ndash; VSP and CPD conduct walk-through at [[Christ Episcopal Church]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 25]] &ndash; [[John Halliday]] of [[Jefferson-Madison Regional Library]] notifies Captain Mitchell that the library is revoking consent for CPD to use facility on August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:00 p.m. &ndash; [[Downtown Area Business Association]] meets with City Manager regarding plans for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 26]] &ndash; City [[Director of Parks and Recreation]] [[Brian Daly]] requests CPD feedback on whether Heinecke permits should be granted. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 27]]
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**10:23 a.m. &ndash; City Manager Jones notifies [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] that the [[Special Events Committee]] has approved the Kessler permit Mayor Signer receives letter from [[Allan Cadgene]] and fortythree other downtown business and property owners requesting cancellation of Unite The Right event Major Pleasants notifies [[Brian Daly]] that CPD does not object to granting the permits to [[Walt Heinecke]] for McGuffey and Justice Parks on August 12, but notes that CPD will be unable to provide officers. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:59 p.m. &ndash; Mayor [[Mike Signer|Signer]] e-mails City Attorney [[Craig Brown | Brown]] asking if City Council can “give ourselves” authority over permitting through a new permitting ordinance. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 28]]
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**8:20 p.m. &ndash; City Attorney [[Craig Brown | Brown]] again warns Mayor [[Mike Signer|Signer]] that [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|Council]] involvement in administrative functions raises prospect of Councilors’ personal liability.<ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 29]]
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**10:04 a.m. &ndash; Mayor Signer sends e-mail to City Attorney informing him that [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] would like to “move ahead with a narrowly tailored capability to relocate” the Unite The Right event based on logistical concerns. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:22 p.m. &ndash; City Manager Jones sends e-mail to [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] with communications plan for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 30]] &ndash; Captain [[Victor Mitchell]] forwards CPD Operational Plan to VSP for review. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[July 31]]
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**8:01 a.m. &ndash; Mayor Signer recommends to City Attorney [[Craig Brown | Brown]] that City retain outside counsel to prepare for potential move of Unite The Right to McIntire Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:30 p.m. &ndash; City Council holds call to discuss potential options for moving Unite The Right event, including retention of outside counsel. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:14 p.m. &ndash; [[Joan Fenton]] e-mails Mayor Signer on behalf of [[Downtown Business Association]], complaining about lack of public information about August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[August 1]] &ndash; Virginia Secretary of Public Safety [[Brian Moran]] recommends that Governor McAuliffe call Mayor Signer and make recommendations to ensure public safety. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:43 p.m. &ndash; [[Joan Fenton]] sends e-mail to Mayor Signer and Chief Thomas requesting distribution of information regarding August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:55 p.m. &ndash; Assistant City Manager Murphy sends e-mail to City Council that delay in communications is attributable to pending action by City Council on moving the Unite The Right event. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:23 p.m. &ndash; [[Tom Berry]] distributes [[University of Virginia Hospital System Incident Action Plan]] for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*August 2 &ndash; Governor McAuliffe calls Mayor Signer and suggests certain safety measures on [[August 12]], including legally impermissible ban on firearms; Governor tells Signer that VSP will provide list of recommendations; list never delivered. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:00 a.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force training for August 12; no CPD attendance. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:00 p.m. &ndash; Closed session of [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] regarding moving the Unite The Right rally to McIntire Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**7:00 p.m. &ndash; [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] takes poll that shows four councilors support moving Unite The Right event; City Manager requests twenty-four hours to consider options. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**7:38 p.m. &ndash; Captain Mitchell notifies VSP First Sergeant Clark that [[Christ Episcopal Church]] has withdrawn its offer to allow VSP to use the facility on August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*August 3 &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force Training continues; [[Commonwealth’s Attorney]] [[Dave Chapman]] provides guidance to VSP on legal obligations; no CPD attendance. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:22 a.m. &ndash; Councilor [[Kathy Galvin | Galvin]] sends e-mail reminding Mayor [[Mike Signer|Signer]] of Council’s obligation to seek advice of City’s professional staff on matters of policy. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:49 a.m. &ndash; City Attorney Brown sends e-mail to Mayor Signer that he is stepping into “operational” details of City government. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:33 a.m. &ndash; CPD finalizes intelligence report for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:00 p.m. &ndash; City Manager Jones advises [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] he has decided to move the rally to [[McIntire Park]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[August 4]]
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**8:00 a.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force training for August 12 continues; no CPD attendance. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:38 p.m. &ndash; Captain Mitchell circulates revised CPD Operational Plan for August 12, incorporating large footprint at McIntire Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:48 p.m. &ndash; Mayor Signer distributes announcement of alternative programming for August 12 hosted by University of Virginia. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[August 5]]
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**7:42 a.m. &ndash; VSP provides Captain Lewis with intelligence information about [[Antifa]] filling soda cans with concrete for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:41 p.m. &ndash; Mayor Signer sends e-mail to Chief Thomas and City Manager Jones, indicating that Governor McAuliffe has recommended restrictions on firearms and pledged to provide recommendations for August 12 from the VSP. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:45 p.m. &ndash; City Attorney [[Craig Brown | Brown]] responds to Mayor [[Mike Signer|Signer]]’s e-mail, indicating that Virginia law prevents Charlottesville from restricting firearms on August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*August 7 &ndash; VSP finalizes Operational Plan for August 12; not distributed to CPD. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:00 a.m. &ndash; [[Michelle Christian]] and City Manager Jones meet with Jason Kessler and propose move to [[McIntire Park]]; Kessler refuses, indicates his group will pursue litigation and march to Emancipation Park regardless of outcome. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:30 p.m. &ndash; City press conference announcing efforts to move [[Unite The Right]] to McIntire Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[August 8]] &ndash; Kessler meets with Chief Thomas, Captain Lewis, and Captain Mitchell at CPD headquarters, informing them that he intends to hold rally at [[Emancipation Park]] regardless of City action Col. Flaherty meets with Brigadier General [[Timothy Williams]], Adjutant General of the [[Virginia National Guard]], resulting in agreement that VSP would assume command of the Guard’s military police company in Charlottesville on August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:00 a.m. &ndash; CFD Chief [[Andrew Baxter]] informs Chief Thomas that he has requested that VDEM deploy an Incident Management Team for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:04 a.m. &ndash; Commonwealth’s Attorney [[Dave Chapman]] sends Captain Mitchell the requirements for a declaration of an unlawful assembly. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:00 a.m. &ndash; VDEM IMT holds Agency Administration Meeting at [[Fontaine Fire Station]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:45 p.m. &ndash; [[Virginia Fusion Center]] sends intelligence report to CPD; document suggests Unite The Right organizers planning torch rally at Darden Towe Park in Albemarle County on August 11 at 9:30 p.m. . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:16 p.m. &ndash; CPD Lieutenant [[Cheryl Sandridge]] circulates guidelines on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution First Amendment]] and civil unrest for CPD officers to review. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:20 p.m. &ndash; ACLU sends demand letter to City Manager [[Maurice Jones | Jones]] and [[City Council]], demanding rescission of efforts to move rally to McIntire Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:41 p.m. &ndash; Captain Mitchell circulates copy of revised CPD Operational Plan incorporating move to McIntire Park with three CPD squads assigned there. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[August 9]]
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**8:01 a.m. &ndash; IMT holds Command and General Staff Briefing. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:30 a.m. &ndash; Meeting between local business owners and City Manager regarding plans for August 12 City Attorney responds to ACLU letter, denying request that City cease and desist in efforts to move the Unite The Right event. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:40 a.m. &ndash; VSP Captain [[Craig Worsham]] sends e-mail noting that CPD and VSP will need to “settle” the issue of the Wells Fargo parking lot on August 11. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:35 a.m. &ndash; [[Miriam Dickler]] e-mails City Manager and Chief Thomas requesting consent to distribute information to public about street closures and logistics for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:00 p.m. &ndash; Mayor [[Mike Signer|Signer]] conveys request from [[Congregation Beth Israel]] to CPD for security protection on August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:09 p.m. &ndash; Captain Shifflett provides Chief Thomas with summary of IMT meetings, notes that “IMT will be of great assistance to us.” <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:00 p.m. &ndash; Captain Lewis contacts [[Doug Ehrman]] of [[Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation]], requesting additional 225 feet of barricades for Zone 5. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*August 10 Jason Kessler and allies complete operational plan for Unite The Right event. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:00 a.m. &ndash; IMT logistics meeting with CPD and CFD. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:30 a.m. &ndash; IMT planning meeting with CPD and CFD. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:00 p.m. &ndash; IMT meets with Captains Shifflett and Mitchell to conduct tabletop exercises on contingency plans. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:19 p.m. &ndash; City Manager Jones sends e-mail to Albemarle County Executive [[Doug Walker]] to formalize Mutual Aid Agreement for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:30 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas briefs Mayor Signer and City Manager on security plans for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:47 p.m. &ndash; [[Miriam Dickler]] distributes traffic plan and parking restrictions for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:00 p.m. &ndash; IMT holds “tactics” meeting; based on IMT recommendations, oversight of CPD traffic plan shifted from Lt. Tito Durrette to Lt. Steve Knick. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas provides briefing on August 12 preparations to City Council. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**6:08 p.m. &ndash; ACLU files lawsuit against City of Charlottesville over attempts to move Unite The Right Event to McIntire Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*[[August 11]] (Friday)
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**7:01 a.m. &ndash; CPD Lieutenant [[Steve Knick]] sends e-mail to Captain Lewis, confirming that Officer [[Tammy Shiflett]] will replace Officer [[Jeff Sandridge]] at [[4th Street and Market Street]] on August 12, and Sandridge will be Traffic Supervisor. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:30 a.m. &ndash; Final IMT meeting to prepare Incident Action Plan. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:30 a.m. &ndash; [[Doug Walker]] sends e-mail to [[Maurice Jones]], confirming activation of Mutual Aid Agreement with APD. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:26 a.m. &ndash; APD Lieutenant [[Miller Stoddard]] distributes briefing and operational plan for APD on August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:00 a.m. &ndash; CPD meets with Parks and Recreation and Public Works to set up barricades in Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD Lt. Hatter and Sgt. [[Tony Newberry]] meet with [[Jack Piece]], security manager for Unite The Right, to arrange speaker entry on August 12
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**12:08 p.m. &ndash; Virginia National Guard arrives in Charlottesville. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:00 p.m. &ndash; Activation of Emergency Operations Center at [[Zehmer Hall]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:00 p.m. &ndash; Multi-agency briefing on August 12 plans for CPD, VSP, ACPD, CFD, VDEM, National Guard and other agencies. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:30 p.m. &ndash; Hearing before United States District Judge [[Glen Conrad]] regarding ACLU motion for preliminary injunction. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:13 p.m. &ndash; University of Virginia Vice Provost [[Louis Nelson]] receives tip that Kessler will hold rally with torches on the University Grounds that evening. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:23 p.m. &ndash; University of Virginia Vice Provost [[Anda Webb]] circulates an e-mail to University administrators and UPD Chief [[Michael Gibson]] regarding plans for torch lit march on UVA grounds later that night. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**3:33 p.m. &ndash; UPD Chief Gibson sends e-mail to Chief Thomas and APD Chief [[Ron Lantz]] about the planned torch lit event at UVA. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:00 p.m. &ndash; Final IMT briefing at [[Fontaine Fire Station]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:18 p.m. &ndash; CPD Lieutenant [[Michael Gore]] requests that all shift commanders ask officers to patrol [[Congregation Beth Israel]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:57 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas notifies UPD Chief Gibson that he is aware of reports about Kessler holding a torch march, and asks Gibson to keep him posted. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**5:00 p.m. &ndash; Kessler and [[Christopher Cantwell]] meet in [[McIntire Park]] to discuss plans for the march that evening; Cantwell insists that Kessler contact law enforcement; Cantwell calls CPD and is redirected to UPD Lieutenant [[Angela Tabler]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**7:00 p.m. &ndash; Interfaith service begins at [[St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal Church]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**7:41 p.m. &ndash; UPD discovers social media post announcing Kessler march; UPD Chief Gibson circulates information to Chief Thomas and APD Chief Lantz. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:00 p.m. &ndash; Judge Conrad issues order granting injunction preventing move of Unite The Right rally to McIntire Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:10 p.m. &ndash; Kessler’s representatives contact CPD regarding the march at the University, and state that the march will begin at Nameless Field. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:19 p.m. &ndash; Captain Lewis circulates final IMT Incident Action Plan for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:43 p.m. &ndash; ECC receives anonymous call from male threatening automatic weapon attack on St. Paul’s. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:56 p.m. &ndash; ECC receives second anonymous call from male threatening to murder parishioners at St. Paul’s. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD Lieutenant Dwayne Jones and Sergeant Bradley Pleasants ask UPD officers if UPD requires assistance; UPD declines request. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:02 p.m. &ndash; UPD Chief Gibson receives notification from [[University Student Council]] Vice-President, notifying him that the Kessler march would occur at 9:30 p.m.  <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:14 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas sends e-mail to Assistant City Manager [[Mike Murphy]], indicating that CPD will be repositioning barricades and demobilizing McIntire Park throughout the evening and shifting officers from McIntire Park to Emancipation Park for August 12. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:15 p.m. &ndash; Demonstrators begin assembling around the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the University Rotunda. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:30 p.m. &ndash; Kessler’s associate informs UPD that the march would begin at Nameless Field at 10:00 p.m. and march up University Avenue to the Rotunda. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:45 p.m. &ndash; Kessler march begins. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:00 p.m. &ndash; Sergeant [[Bradley Pleasants]] observes volume of torches and asks UPD again if they require CPD assistance; UPD again declines request. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:07 p.m. &ndash; Kessler march reaches the [[Rotunda]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:14 p.m. &ndash; Disorders break out in front of the [[Rotunda]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:16 p.m. &ndash; UPD requests mutual aid from CPD. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:17 p.m. &ndash; UPD officers reach the steps in front of the [[Jefferson statue]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:22 p.m. &ndash; UPD Sergeant Stuart requests that CPD disperse crowds. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:24 p.m. &ndash; UPD declares [[Unlawful Assembly]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:25 p.m. &ndash; UPD and CPD disperse crowds from the area of the Jefferson statue
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*[[August 12]] (Saturday)
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**6:00 a.m. &ndash; Sunrise service at [[First Baptist Church]].<ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**6:30 a.m. &ndash; City Public Works employees set up traffic barricades for Unite The Right event. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**6:30 a.m. &ndash; VSP briefing at [[John Paul Jones arena]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**7:00 a.m. &ndash; CPD officers arrive at [[Emancipation Park]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:00 a.m. &ndash; Members of Clergy Collective gather at Jefferson School, begin march to McGuffey Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:20 a.m. &ndash; Members of Clergy Collective arrive at McGuffey Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:30 a.m. &ndash; VSP officers begin arriving in Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:31 a.m. &ndash; Militia groups enter Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:45 a.m. &ndash; Unite The Right demonstrators begin gathering in McIntire Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**8:55 a.m. &ndash; Clergy arrive at Emancipation Park from First Baptist Church, form line on Market Street. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:05 a.m. &ndash; Jack Pierce informs Sergeant Tony Newberry that Unite The Right speakers are refusing CPD escort into Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**9:42 a.m. &ndash; Eli Mosely leads [[Identity Evropa]] into Emancipation Park. Mosley’s group is instructed by CPD officers to exit the “public area” and move to the “Unite The Right” area. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:00 a.m. &ndash; Disorder breaks out at intersection of [[East Jefferson Street]] and [[2nd Street NE]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:20 a.m. &ndash; VSP troopers arrest a Unite The Right supporter for throwing rocks
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**10:26 a.m. &ndash; Fight breaks out in Market Street after Antifa member attempts to grab flag from Unite The Right attendee; militia member separates the group initially. Lt. Hatter, VSP troopers, and CPD Officer E.A. Maney de-escalate incident. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:28 a.m. &ndash; Members of clergy block entrance to public area in Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:38 a.m. &ndash; Unite The Right supporters push through clergy and enter Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:40 a.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Forces begin to mobilize. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:41 a.m. &ndash; National Guard departs from the [[Charlottesville armory]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:43 a.m. &ndash; CPD officers in Zone 5 ordered to move to lobby of Wells Fargo Building to access riot gear. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:44 a.m. &ndash; CPD logistics base relocates from [[Levy Opera House]] to [[City Yard]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:52 a.m. &ndash; Large group of counter-protesters lock arms, block entrance to park; large group of Unite The Right attendees, including members of the League of the South, approach from East on [[Market Street]] and engage in fights with antifa counter-protesters. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**10:59 a.m. &ndash; Captain Shifflett recommends declaration of unlawful assembly. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:01 a.m. &ndash; All CPD officers in Zones 1-4 ordered to withdraw to Zone 4, put on riot gear. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:08 a.m. &ndash; City declares [[Local State of Emergency]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:21 a.m. &ndash; All CPD officers dressed in riot gear. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:31 a.m. &ndash; CPD declares [[Unlawful Assembly]] in Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:33 a.m. &ndash; National Guard deploys to East Market Street and 15th Street. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:35 a.m. &ndash; Crowds begin dispersing from Emancipation Park onto Market Street. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:44 a.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force enters Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:52 a.m. &ndash; [[Corey Long]] fires improvised flamethrower at Unite The Right attendees. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:52 a.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force deploys [[OC spray]] in Emancipation Park. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:52 a.m. &ndash; Mayor [[Mike Signer|Signer]] texts Chief Thomas, complaining that he was not admitted to [[Command Center]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:54 a.m. &ndash; [[Richard Preston]] fires a single shot at the feet of [[Corey Long]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:56 a.m. &ndash; CPD officers ordered to form rear guard to VSP Tactical Field Force. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:57 a.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Forces mobilized, move from City Space and [[Omni Hotel]] onto downtown mall. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:06 p.m. &ndash; Governor McAuliffe declares [[State of Emergency]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:07 p.m. &ndash; League of South members engage in fights with counterprotesters near Market Street Garage; [[Deandre Harris]] strikes [[Unite The Right]] attendee with flashlight. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:07 p.m. &ndash; Unite The Right attendees chase [[Deandre Harris]] into garage, assault him with clubs and sticks. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:08 p.m. &ndash; Sheriff James Brown assists Deandre Harris; CPD Lieutenant Dwayne Jones requests assistance at CPD headquarters due to large crowds. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:13 p.m. &ndash; CPD Sergeant [[Russell Handy]]’s unit arrives to assist Lieutenant Jones. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:14 p.m. &ndash; Officer Tammy Shiflett requests assistance at 4th Street and East Market Street; Command Center reassigns Officer Shiflett to Sgt. Handy; Officer Shiflett moves to area near parking garage. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:20 p.m. &ndash; Large group of Unite The Right attendees arrives in [[McIntire Park]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:20 p.m. &ndash; CPD field force led by Lt. Gore sent to Justice Park after report of disorder. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:28 p.m. &ndash; CFD EMS unit transports [[Deandre Harris]] to EMS staging area. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**12:51 p.m. &ndash; Militia members confronted by counter-protesters in [[Water Street]] surface parking lot; CPD mobile field force responds; Antifa members communicate that militia moving toward Friendship Court housing area. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:20 p.m. &ndash; Group of more than one hundred counter-protesters leaves Justice Park heading South on 4th Street. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:36 p.m. &ndash; Counter-protesters from McGuffey and Justice Parks merge with others leaving Water Street parking lot; groups converge at intersection of 4th Street and Water Street. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:41 p.m. &ndash; [[James Fields]] drives vehicle into crowd at 4th Street and Water Streets, killing [[Heather Heyer]] and injuring dozens. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:44 p.m. &ndash; CPD and UPD officers conduct traffic stop, arrest James Fields. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**1:50 p.m. &ndash; CFD declares collision on [[Fourth Street]] as a [[Mass Casualty Incident]] . <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:00 p.m. &ndash; Report of altercation on [[High Street]]. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:07 p.m. &ndash; VSP and National Guard sent to secure [[4th and Market Street]] crime scene. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:20 p.m. &ndash; All injured persons from [[4th Street and Water Street]] transported to [[University of Virginia Medical Center]], [[Martha Jefferson Hospital]], or triage area at COB-McIntire. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:32 p.m. &ndash; Twitter posts urges firebombing of [[Congregation Beth Israel]] at 3:00 p.m. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**4:40 p.m. &ndash; VSP helicopter crashes near [[Farmington Country Club]]; 2 troopers killed. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**6:00 p.m. &ndash; Mayor Signer and Governor McAuliffe hold joint press conference. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**7:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD officers begin demobilization. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**7:00 p.m. &ndash; [[Charlottesville City Council (2016-2017)|City Council]] holds emergency meeting, adopts ordinance giving Chief Thomas power to declare [[curfew]].<ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**11:54 p.m. &ndash; Mayor [[Mike Signer|Signer]] notices Chief Thomas and City Manager [[Maurice Jones]] of his intent to speak on national news shows on Sunday morning.<ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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*August 13 (Sunday)
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**2:00 p.m. &ndash; Jason Kessler holds press conference. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:04 p.m. &ndash; Crowds charge Kessler. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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**2:07 p.m. &ndash; Detectives [[Mark Frazier]] and [[Mark Jones]] escort [[Jason Kessler|Kessler]] into CPD Headquarters. <ref name="Heaphy Report" />
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==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
*'''[[January 7]]''': [[Holly Edwards]], a former member of the Charlottesville City Council who served from [[2008]] to [[2011]].
 
*'''[[August 12]]''': [[Heather Heyer]], a 32-year-old woman, was fatally injured in a car attack on [[4th Street NW]], between [[Market Street]] and [[Waters Street]], and died at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
 
  
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*[[January 7]] &ndash; [[Holly Edwards]], (aged 56)
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STATUES

  • January 31 – Mayor Mike Signer holds “Capital of the Resistance” press conference on Downtown Mall.[15]
  • February 6 – City Council votes 3-2 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee and to add context to statue of Stonewall Jackson. [15]
  • February 21 – Corey Stewart holds rally to protest pending removal of Lee statue. [15]
  • March 22 – Lawsuit filed to enjoin removal of the Lee statue. [15]
  • May 2– Judge Richard Moore issues injunction preventing City from removing Lee statue. [15]
  • June 6– City Council votes to rename Lee Park as Emancipation Park, and to rename Jackson Park as Justice Park. [15]

MAY 13 AND MAY 14 DEMONSTRATIONS

  • May 13 –
    • 11:00 a.m. – Supports of Richard Spencer enter Festival of Cultures, attracting attention of Festival supervisors and the Charlottesville Police Department. [15]
    • 12:00 p.m. – Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler, and nearly one hundred white nationalist supporters gather in McGuffey Park. [15]
    • 12:30 p.m. – Spencer and Mike Enoch begin speaking in Jackson Park. [15]
    • 1:30 p.m.– Spencer event disrupted by counter-protesters. [15]
    • 3:30 p.m.– Spencer followers re-enter Festival of Cultures, engage “Germany” table in discussion regarding Hitler. [15]
    • 9:00 p.m. – Spencer-led group reassembles in McGuffey Park. [15]
    • 9:05 p.m. – Spencer-led group lights torches, marches to Lee Park.[15]
    • 9:15 p.m. – CPD Sergeant Bradley Pleasants observes Spencer’s group in Lee Park, reports presence to CPD. [15]
    • 9:20 p.m. – Officer E.A. Maney investigates reports of torches made to Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Emergency Communications Center. [15]
    • 9:30 p.m. – Additional CPD officers arrive, dispersing Spencer and his followers. [15]
  • May 14–
    • 12:09 p.m. – Rev. Erik Wikstrom circulates e-mail from parishioner noting that Stand Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the Public Housing Association of Residents were organizing a counter-protest at Lee Park.[15]
    • 2:44 p.m. – Charlene Green notifies Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones and Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy of protest plans. [15]
    • 9:00 p.m. –Candlelight event begins in Lee Park. [15]
    • 9:45 p.m. –Jason Kessler arrives in Lee Park, removes signs covering Lee statue. [15]
    • 10:00 p.m. – CPD officers order crowd in Lee Park to disperse; three arrests made for disorderly conduct and other offenses.[15]

JULY 8, 2017 KU KLUX KLAN RALLY

  • May 24 – Amanda Barker drives to Charlottesville to identify locations for protest and files application for permit on behalf of Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. [15]
    • 11:02 a.m. – Special Events Coordinator Michelle Christian forwards Barker application to Special Events Committee. [15]
    • 1:04 a.m. – Director of Parks and Recreation Brian Daly forwards Barker application to City Manager Maurice Jones and CPD Police Chief Al Thomas. [15]
  • June 2 – City Manager Jones informs City Council of Barker application CPD Captain Wendy Lewis instructs subordinates to begin gathering intelligence for Klan event. [15]
  • June 8 – Amanda Barker agrees to CPD request to move KKK event to Justice Park. [15]
  • June 14 – CPD Detectives Nick Rudman and Blane Cosgro present initial intelligence report to Chief Thomas. Thomas requests a more comprehensive intelligence gathering operation, including personal visits to potential protesters and anti-racist activists. [15]
  • June 20 – CPD holds press conference to advertise alternative programming options for City residents on July 8. [15]
  • June 20 – CPD Detectives meet with Jason Kessler and counter protester groups about July 8. [15]
  • June 21 – CPD Detectives meet with Jason Kessler and counter protester groups about July 8. [15]
  • June 22 – Attorney Pamela Starsia writes to Chief Thomas and holds press conference criticizing CPD intelligence efforts CPD Lieutenant Joe Hatter completes CPD Intelligence Report for July 8. [15]
  • June 29 – CPD Major Gary Pleasants sends request for assistance to APD and University of Virginia Police Department regarding July 8. [15]
  • July 5 – APD confirms offer of assistance to CPD. [15]
  • July 6 – CPD Lieutenant Steve Upman distributes information regarding road closures to the public. [15]
  • July 7
    • 9:00 a.m. – VSP-only briefing at VSP Division III headquarters. [15]
    • 4:45 p.m. – Captain Shifflett circulates final CPD Operational Plan. [15]
    • 9:22 p.m. – Charlottesville Public Works grants CPD permission to use Avon Street bus lot to park and organize the Klan. [15]
  • July 8
    • 10:00 a.m. – CPD-VSP-CFD “all hands” briefing at Albemarle County Office Building. [15]
    • 11:49 a.m. – Unified Command Center opens. [15]
    • 12:00 p.m. – CPD Officers arrive in zones at Justice Park; traffic closures pursuant to traffic plan; VSP officers sweep Justice Park for explosives. [15]
    • 1:02 p.m. – Klan members arrive in Waynesboro, Virginia. [15]
    • 2:15 p.m. Antifa spotted in gas masks, padded clothing, and body armor. [15]
    • 2:30 p.m. – CPD Lieutenant Tom McKean and CPD Rapid Reaction team dispatched to Avon Street bus facility to meet Klan vehicles. [15]
    • 2:30 p.m. – Members of Clergy Collective arrive in Justice Park. [15]
    • 2:56 p.m. – Zone 1 fills with bystanders and counter-protesters. [15]
    • 3:00 p.m. – CPD allows media to enter buffer area between barricades at Justice Park. [15]
    • 3:13 p.m. Klan members arrive at Avon Street bus facility, begin preparing for trip to Justice Park. [15]
    • 3:16 p.m. – Counter-protesters lock arms and obstruct anticipated point of Klan members’ entry into Justice Park. [15]
    • 3:18 p.m. – VSP Tactical Field Force departs JDR Court, begins clearing path for Klan to enter Justice Park. [15]
    • 3:30 p.m. – After repeated warnings, CPD arrests activists blocking entry to Justice Park. [15]
    • 3:30 p.m. – Klan departs Avon Street with CPD escort. [15]
    • 3:39 p.m. – Albemarle County Sheriff’s deputy directs Klan vehicles into JDR Court garage. [15]
    • 3:45 p.m. – CPD escorts Klan from JDR Court garage to Justice Park. [15]
    • 3:50 p.m. – Klan begins demonstration in Justice Park. [15]
    • 4:00 p.m. – CPD advises Klan they have twenty minutes remaining. [15]
    • 4:22 p.m. – CPD Lieutenant Hatter informs Barker that time has expired. [15]
    • 4:25 p.m. – Klan begins exit from Justice Park; crowd streams down 4th Street, toward JDR Court garage. [15]
    • 4:30 p.m. – Lieutenant Hatter requests assistance on 4th Street from APD Mobile Field Force. [15]
    • 4:30 p.m. – Command Center orders CPD Lieutenant Brian O’Donnell to move zone 2 officers to JDR Court garage entrance. [15]
    • 4:30 p.m. – Klan enters JDR Court garage; lead Klan vehicle breaks down. [15]
    • 4:30 p.m. – Six University of Virginia Police Department officers deployed to JDR Court. [15]
    • 4:32 p.m. – Counter-protesters block exit of JDR Court garage; Lieutenant Hatter requests permission to declare unlawful assembly
    • 4:32 p.m. – Chief Thomas gives Lieutenant Hatter permission to declare unlawful assembly; Command Center orders all available officers to assist Lt. Hatter. [15]
    • 4:35 p.m. – Lieutenant Hatter gathers CPD, APD, and VSP personnel into line in front of JDR Court garage; declares unlawful assembly. [15]
    • 4:38 p.m. – Major Pleasants leaves Command Center to assume ground command. [15]
    • 4:40 p.m. – Officers push crowd away from garage exit. [15]
    • 4:45 p.m. – Klan vehicles begin to exit JDRF Court garage. [15]
    • 4:49 p.m. – Chief Thomas orders all CPD units to return to zones in Justice Park. [15]
    • 4:56 p.m. – CPD Officer Eric Thomas kicked in groin while attempting to make arrest; counter-protesters lock arms and interfere with Thomas and other officers. [15]
    • 4:59 p.m. – Command Center orders all units to vicinity of JDR Court. [15]
    • 4:59 p.m. – Officer Thomas deploys OC spray; officers make several arrests. [15]
    • 5:00 p.m. – Chief Thomas denies VSP request to deploy chemical agents. [15]
    • 5:02 p.m. – Major Pleasants approves VSP request to deploy CS dispersal powder, declares unlawful assembly, warns crowd that chemical agents will be used. [15]
    • 5:07 p.m. – VSP Tactical Field Force deploys 3 CS dispersal canisters. [15]
    • 5:12 p.m. – Major Pleasants back in Command Center, confirms deployment of chemical agent. [15]
    • 5:22 p.m. – Unlawful assembly declared in Justice Park; crowd continues to disperse
    • 6:02 p.m. – High Street opened to traffic. [15]
    • 6:06 p.m. – All remaining roads opened to traffic. [15]
    • 6:38 p.m. – Command Center closed. [15]

AUGUST 12, 2017 “UNITE THE RIGHT” RALLY

  • May 30 – Jason Kessler files permit application for “Unite The Right” rally at Lee Park on August 12. [15]
  • July 5 – CPD Detective Braden Kirby speaks with Kessler, who indicates that the Unite The Right event will include music and speakers. Kessler declines to provide information on attendance and says that speakers will have separate security. [15]
  • July 13Walt Heinecke files permit applications for Justice Park (formerly known as Jackson Park) and McGuffey Parks on August 12. [15]
    • 1:00 p.m. – VSP meets with CPD to begin discussions about August 12; VSP provides recommendations on best practices for managing large events. [15]
  • July 14 – Deputy City Attorney Lisa Robertson delivers memorandum setting forth legal standards for denying or modifying permit application. [15]
    • 11:53 a.m. – CPD detectives assigned to research alt-right and anti-racist groups. [15]
    • 1:19 p.m. – Virginia Fusion Center notifies CPD that Kessler will hold an event on Friday night, August 11. [15]
  • July 17Lisa Robertson tells Mayor Signer that Council involvement with operational function like location of Unite The Right raises prospect of personal liability. [15]
  • July 18 – Mayor Signer sends e-mail to City Manager and City Attorney regarding Unite The Right rally, noting the size of the crowd is “another reason to have the event elsewhere.” [15]
  • July 19 – City Attorney Brown meets with City Manager Jones to discuss potential plans by City Council to move the Unite The Right event. [15]
  • July 23 – Captain Lewis sends Chief Thomas a proposed plan to request that all protest groups attending Unite The Right rally commit to non-violence. [15]
  • July 24 – VSP and CPD conduct walk-through at Christ Episcopal Church. [15]
  • July 25John Halliday of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library notifies Captain Mitchell that the library is revoking consent for CPD to use facility on August 12. [15]
  • July 26 – City Director of Parks and Recreation Brian Daly requests CPD feedback on whether Heinecke permits should be granted. [15]
  • July 27
    • 10:23 a.m. – City Manager Jones notifies City Council that the Special Events Committee has approved the Kessler permit Mayor Signer receives letter from Allan Cadgene and fortythree other downtown business and property owners requesting cancellation of Unite The Right event Major Pleasants notifies Brian Daly that CPD does not object to granting the permits to Walt Heinecke for McGuffey and Justice Parks on August 12, but notes that CPD will be unable to provide officers. [15]
    • 1:59 p.m. – Mayor Signer e-mails City Attorney Brown asking if City Council can “give ourselves” authority over permitting through a new permitting ordinance. [15]
  • July 28
    • 8:20 p.m. – City Attorney Brown again warns Mayor Signer that Council involvement in administrative functions raises prospect of Councilors’ personal liability.[15]
  • July 29
    • 10:04 a.m. – Mayor Signer sends e-mail to City Attorney informing him that City Council would like to “move ahead with a narrowly tailored capability to relocate” the Unite The Right event based on logistical concerns. [15]
    • 4:22 p.m. – City Manager Jones sends e-mail to City Council with communications plan for August 12. [15]
  • July 30 – Captain Victor Mitchell forwards CPD Operational Plan to VSP for review. [15]
  • July 31
    • 8:01 a.m. – Mayor Signer recommends to City Attorney Brown that City retain outside counsel to prepare for potential move of Unite The Right to McIntire Park. [15]
    • 1:30 p.m. – City Council holds call to discuss potential options for moving Unite The Right event, including retention of outside counsel. [15]
    • 9:14 p.m. – Joan Fenton e-mails Mayor Signer on behalf of Downtown Business Association, complaining about lack of public information about August 12. [15]
  • August 1 – Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran recommends that Governor McAuliffe call Mayor Signer and make recommendations to ensure public safety. [15]
  • August 2 – Governor McAuliffe calls Mayor Signer and suggests certain safety measures on August 12, including legally impermissible ban on firearms; Governor tells Signer that VSP will provide list of recommendations; list never delivered. [15]
    • 8:00 a.m. – VSP Tactical Field Force training for August 12; no CPD attendance. [15]
    • 4:00 p.m. – Closed session of City Council regarding moving the Unite The Right rally to McIntire Park. [15]
    • 7:00 p.m. – City Council takes poll that shows four councilors support moving Unite The Right event; City Manager requests twenty-four hours to consider options. [15]
    • 7:38 p.m. – Captain Mitchell notifies VSP First Sergeant Clark that Christ Episcopal Church has withdrawn its offer to allow VSP to use the facility on August 12. [15]
  • August 3 – VSP Tactical Field Force Training continues; Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman provides guidance to VSP on legal obligations; no CPD attendance. [15]
    • 8:22 a.m. – Councilor Galvin sends e-mail reminding Mayor Signer of Council’s obligation to seek advice of City’s professional staff on matters of policy. [15]
    • 8:49 a.m. – City Attorney Brown sends e-mail to Mayor Signer that he is stepping into “operational” details of City government. [15]
    • 11:33 a.m. – CPD finalizes intelligence report for August 12. [15]
    • 2:00 p.m. – City Manager Jones advises City Council he has decided to move the rally to McIntire Park. [15]
  • August 4
    • 8:00 a.m. – VSP Tactical Field Force training for August 12 continues; no CPD attendance. [15]
    • 2:38 p.m. – Captain Mitchell circulates revised CPD Operational Plan for August 12, incorporating large footprint at McIntire Park. [15]
    • 3:48 p.m. – Mayor Signer distributes announcement of alternative programming for August 12 hosted by University of Virginia. [15]
  • August 5
    • 7:42 a.m. – VSP provides Captain Lewis with intelligence information about Antifa filling soda cans with concrete for August 12. [15]
    • 2:41 p.m. – Mayor Signer sends e-mail to Chief Thomas and City Manager Jones, indicating that Governor McAuliffe has recommended restrictions on firearms and pledged to provide recommendations for August 12 from the VSP. [15]
    • 2:45 p.m. – City Attorney Brown responds to Mayor Signer’s e-mail, indicating that Virginia law prevents Charlottesville from restricting firearms on August 12. [15]
  • August 7 – VSP finalizes Operational Plan for August 12; not distributed to CPD. [15]
    • 11:00 a.m. – Michelle Christian and City Manager Jones meet with Jason Kessler and propose move to McIntire Park; Kessler refuses, indicates his group will pursue litigation and march to Emancipation Park regardless of outcome. [15]
    • 3:30 p.m. – City press conference announcing efforts to move Unite The Right to McIntire Park. [15]
  • August 8 – Kessler meets with Chief Thomas, Captain Lewis, and Captain Mitchell at CPD headquarters, informing them that he intends to hold rally at Emancipation Park regardless of City action Col. Flaherty meets with Brigadier General Timothy Williams, Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, resulting in agreement that VSP would assume command of the Guard’s military police company in Charlottesville on August 12. [15]
    • 9:00 a.m. – CFD Chief Andrew Baxter informs Chief Thomas that he has requested that VDEM deploy an Incident Management Team for August 12. [15]
    • 9:04 a.m. – Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman sends Captain Mitchell the requirements for a declaration of an unlawful assembly. [15]
    • 11:00 a.m. – VDEM IMT holds Agency Administration Meeting at Fontaine Fire Station. [15]
    • 12:45 p.m. – Virginia Fusion Center sends intelligence report to CPD; document suggests Unite The Right organizers planning torch rally at Darden Towe Park in Albemarle County on August 11 at 9:30 p.m. . [15]
    • 1:16 p.m. – CPD Lieutenant Cheryl Sandridge circulates guidelines on First Amendment] and civil unrest for CPD officers to review. [15]
    • 1:20 p.m. – ACLU sends demand letter to City Manager Jones and City Council, demanding rescission of efforts to move rally to McIntire Park. [15]
    • 3:41 p.m. – Captain Mitchell circulates copy of revised CPD Operational Plan incorporating move to McIntire Park with three CPD squads assigned there. [15]
  • August 9
    • 8:01 a.m. – IMT holds Command and General Staff Briefing. [15]
    • 8:30 a.m. – Meeting between local business owners and City Manager regarding plans for August 12 City Attorney responds to ACLU letter, denying request that City cease and desist in efforts to move the Unite The Right event. [15]
    • 11:40 a.m. – VSP Captain Craig Worsham sends e-mail noting that CPD and VSP will need to “settle” the issue of the Wells Fargo parking lot on August 11. [15]
    • 11:35 a.m. – Miriam Dickler e-mails City Manager and Chief Thomas requesting consent to distribute information to public about street closures and logistics for August 12. [15]
    • 4:00 p.m. – Mayor Signer conveys request from Congregation Beth Israel to CPD for security protection on August 12. [15]
    • 9:09 p.m. – Captain Shifflett provides Chief Thomas with summary of IMT meetings, notes that “IMT will be of great assistance to us.” [15]
    • 11:00 p.m. – Captain Lewis contacts Doug Ehrman of Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation, requesting additional 225 feet of barricades for Zone 5. [15]
  • August 10 Jason Kessler and allies complete operational plan for Unite The Right event. [15]
    • 9:00 a.m. – IMT logistics meeting with CPD and CFD. [15]
    • 10:30 a.m. – IMT planning meeting with CPD and CFD. [15]
    • 1:00 p.m. – IMT meets with Captains Shifflett and Mitchell to conduct tabletop exercises on contingency plans. [15]
    • 3:19 p.m. – City Manager Jones sends e-mail to Albemarle County Executive Doug Walker to formalize Mutual Aid Agreement for August 12. [15]
    • 3:30 p.m. – Chief Thomas briefs Mayor Signer and City Manager on security plans for August 12. [15]
    • 3:47 p.m. – Miriam Dickler distributes traffic plan and parking restrictions for August 12. [15]
    • 4:00 p.m. – IMT holds “tactics” meeting; based on IMT recommendations, oversight of CPD traffic plan shifted from Lt. Tito Durrette to Lt. Steve Knick. [15]
    • 4:30 p.m. – Chief Thomas provides briefing on August 12 preparations to City Council. [15]
    • 6:08 p.m. – ACLU files lawsuit against City of Charlottesville over attempts to move Unite The Right Event to McIntire Park. [15]
  • August 11 (Friday)
    • 7:01 a.m. – CPD Lieutenant Steve Knick sends e-mail to Captain Lewis, confirming that Officer Tammy Shiflett will replace Officer Jeff Sandridge at 4th Street and Market Street on August 12, and Sandridge will be Traffic Supervisor. [15]
    • 8:30 a.m. – Final IMT meeting to prepare Incident Action Plan. [15]
    • 8:30 a.m. – Doug Walker sends e-mail to Maurice Jones, confirming activation of Mutual Aid Agreement with APD. [15]
    • 10:26 a.m. – APD Lieutenant Miller Stoddard distributes briefing and operational plan for APD on August 12. [15]
    • 11:00 a.m. – CPD meets with Parks and Recreation and Public Works to set up barricades in Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 12:00 p.m. – CPD Lt. Hatter and Sgt. Tony Newberry meet with Jack Piece, security manager for Unite The Right, to arrange speaker entry on August 12
    • 12:08 p.m. – Virginia National Guard arrives in Charlottesville. [15]
    • 1:00 p.m. – Activation of Emergency Operations Center at Zehmer Hall. [15]
    • 2:00 p.m. – Multi-agency briefing on August 12 plans for CPD, VSP, ACPD, CFD, VDEM, National Guard and other agencies. [15]
    • 2:30 p.m. – Hearing before United States District Judge Glen Conrad regarding ACLU motion for preliminary injunction. [15]
    • 3:13 p.m. – University of Virginia Vice Provost Louis Nelson receives tip that Kessler will hold rally with torches on the University Grounds that evening. [15]
    • 3:23 p.m. – University of Virginia Vice Provost Anda Webb circulates an e-mail to University administrators and UPD Chief Michael Gibson regarding plans for torch lit march on UVA grounds later that night. [15]
    • 3:33 p.m. – UPD Chief Gibson sends e-mail to Chief Thomas and APD Chief Ron Lantz about the planned torch lit event at UVA. [15]
    • 4:00 p.m. – Final IMT briefing at Fontaine Fire Station. [15]
    • 4:18 p.m. – CPD Lieutenant Michael Gore requests that all shift commanders ask officers to patrol Congregation Beth Israel. [15]
    • 4:57 p.m. – Chief Thomas notifies UPD Chief Gibson that he is aware of reports about Kessler holding a torch march, and asks Gibson to keep him posted. [15]
    • 5:00 p.m. – Kessler and Christopher Cantwell meet in McIntire Park to discuss plans for the march that evening; Cantwell insists that Kessler contact law enforcement; Cantwell calls CPD and is redirected to UPD Lieutenant Angela Tabler. [15]
    • 7:00 p.m. – Interfaith service begins at St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal Church. [15]
    • 7:41 p.m. – UPD discovers social media post announcing Kessler march; UPD Chief Gibson circulates information to Chief Thomas and APD Chief Lantz. [15]
    • 8:00 p.m. – Judge Conrad issues order granting injunction preventing move of Unite The Right rally to McIntire Park. [15]
    • 8:10 p.m. – Kessler’s representatives contact CPD regarding the march at the University, and state that the march will begin at Nameless Field. [15]
    • 8:19 p.m. – Captain Lewis circulates final IMT Incident Action Plan for August 12. [15]
    • 8:43 p.m. – ECC receives anonymous call from male threatening automatic weapon attack on St. Paul’s. [15]
    • 8:56 p.m. – ECC receives second anonymous call from male threatening to murder parishioners at St. Paul’s. [15]
    • 9:00 p.m. – CPD Lieutenant Dwayne Jones and Sergeant Bradley Pleasants ask UPD officers if UPD requires assistance; UPD declines request. [15]
    • 9:02 p.m. – UPD Chief Gibson receives notification from University Student Council Vice-President, notifying him that the Kessler march would occur at 9:30 p.m. [15]
    • 9:14 p.m. – Chief Thomas sends e-mail to Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy, indicating that CPD will be repositioning barricades and demobilizing McIntire Park throughout the evening and shifting officers from McIntire Park to Emancipation Park for August 12. [15]
    • 9:15 p.m. – Demonstrators begin assembling around the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the University Rotunda. [15]
    • 9:30 p.m. – Kessler’s associate informs UPD that the march would begin at Nameless Field at 10:00 p.m. and march up University Avenue to the Rotunda. [15]
    • 9:45 p.m. – Kessler march begins. [15]
    • 10:00 p.m. – Sergeant Bradley Pleasants observes volume of torches and asks UPD again if they require CPD assistance; UPD again declines request. [15]
    • 10:07 p.m. – Kessler march reaches the Rotunda. [15]
    • 10:14 p.m. – Disorders break out in front of the Rotunda. [15]
    • 10:16 p.m. – UPD requests mutual aid from CPD. [15]
    • 10:17 p.m. – UPD officers reach the steps in front of the Jefferson statue. [15]
    • 10:22 p.m. – UPD Sergeant Stuart requests that CPD disperse crowds. [15]
    • 10:24 p.m. – UPD declares Unlawful Assembly. [15]
    • 10:25 p.m. – UPD and CPD disperse crowds from the area of the Jefferson statue
  • August 12 (Saturday)
    • 6:00 a.m. – Sunrise service at First Baptist Church.[15]
    • 6:30 a.m. – City Public Works employees set up traffic barricades for Unite The Right event. [15]
    • 6:30 a.m. – VSP briefing at John Paul Jones arena. [15]
    • 7:00 a.m. – CPD officers arrive at Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 8:00 a.m. – Members of Clergy Collective gather at Jefferson School, begin march to McGuffey Park. [15]
    • 8:20 a.m. – Members of Clergy Collective arrive at McGuffey Park. [15]
    • 8:30 a.m. – VSP officers begin arriving in Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 8:31 a.m. – Militia groups enter Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 8:45 a.m. – Unite The Right demonstrators begin gathering in McIntire Park. [15]
    • 8:55 a.m. – Clergy arrive at Emancipation Park from First Baptist Church, form line on Market Street. [15]
    • 9:05 a.m. – Jack Pierce informs Sergeant Tony Newberry that Unite The Right speakers are refusing CPD escort into Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 9:42 a.m. – Eli Mosely leads Identity Evropa into Emancipation Park. Mosley’s group is instructed by CPD officers to exit the “public area” and move to the “Unite The Right” area. [15]
    • 10:00 a.m. – Disorder breaks out at intersection of East Jefferson Street and 2nd Street NE . [15]
    • 10:20 a.m. – VSP troopers arrest a Unite The Right supporter for throwing rocks
    • 10:26 a.m. – Fight breaks out in Market Street after Antifa member attempts to grab flag from Unite The Right attendee; militia member separates the group initially. Lt. Hatter, VSP troopers, and CPD Officer E.A. Maney de-escalate incident. [15]
    • 10:28 a.m. – Members of clergy block entrance to public area in Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 10:38 a.m. – Unite The Right supporters push through clergy and enter Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 10:40 a.m. – VSP Tactical Field Forces begin to mobilize. [15]
    • 10:41 a.m. – National Guard departs from the Charlottesville armory . [15]
    • 10:43 a.m. – CPD officers in Zone 5 ordered to move to lobby of Wells Fargo Building to access riot gear. [15]
    • 10:44 a.m. – CPD logistics base relocates from Levy Opera House to City Yard . [15]
    • 10:52 a.m. – Large group of counter-protesters lock arms, block entrance to park; large group of Unite The Right attendees, including members of the League of the South, approach from East on Market Street and engage in fights with antifa counter-protesters. [15]
    • 10:59 a.m. – Captain Shifflett recommends declaration of unlawful assembly. [15]
    • 11:01 a.m. – All CPD officers in Zones 1-4 ordered to withdraw to Zone 4, put on riot gear. [15]
    • 11:08 a.m. – City declares Local State of Emergency . [15]
    • 11:21 a.m. – All CPD officers dressed in riot gear. [15]
    • 11:31 a.m. – CPD declares Unlawful Assembly in Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 11:33 a.m. – National Guard deploys to East Market Street and 15th Street. [15]
    • 11:35 a.m. – Crowds begin dispersing from Emancipation Park onto Market Street. [15]
    • 11:44 a.m. – VSP Tactical Field Force enters Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 11:52 a.m. – Corey Long fires improvised flamethrower at Unite The Right attendees. [15]
    • 11:52 a.m. – VSP Tactical Field Force deploys OC spray in Emancipation Park. [15]
    • 11:52 a.m. – Mayor Signer texts Chief Thomas, complaining that he was not admitted to Command Center . [15]
    • 11:54 a.m. – Richard Preston fires a single shot at the feet of Corey Long . [15]
    • 11:56 a.m. – CPD officers ordered to form rear guard to VSP Tactical Field Force. [15]
    • 11:57 a.m. – VSP Tactical Field Forces mobilized, move from City Space and Omni Hotel onto downtown mall. [15]
    • 12:06 p.m. – Governor McAuliffe declares State of Emergency . [15]
    • 12:07 p.m. – League of South members engage in fights with counterprotesters near Market Street Garage; Deandre Harris strikes Unite The Right attendee with flashlight. [15]
    • 12:07 p.m. – Unite The Right attendees chase Deandre Harris into garage, assault him with clubs and sticks. [15]
    • 12:08 p.m. – Sheriff James Brown assists Deandre Harris; CPD Lieutenant Dwayne Jones requests assistance at CPD headquarters due to large crowds. [15]
    • 12:13 p.m. – CPD Sergeant Russell Handy’s unit arrives to assist Lieutenant Jones. [15]
    • 12:14 p.m. – Officer Tammy Shiflett requests assistance at 4th Street and East Market Street; Command Center reassigns Officer Shiflett to Sgt. Handy; Officer Shiflett moves to area near parking garage. [15]
    • 12:20 p.m. – Large group of Unite The Right attendees arrives in McIntire Park . [15]
    • 2:20 p.m. – CPD field force led by Lt. Gore sent to Justice Park after report of disorder. [15]
    • 12:28 p.m. – CFD EMS unit transports Deandre Harris to EMS staging area. [15]
    • 12:51 p.m. – Militia members confronted by counter-protesters in Water Street surface parking lot; CPD mobile field force responds; Antifa members communicate that militia moving toward Friendship Court housing area. [15]
    • 1:20 p.m. – Group of more than one hundred counter-protesters leaves Justice Park heading South on 4th Street. [15]
    • 1:36 p.m. – Counter-protesters from McGuffey and Justice Parks merge with others leaving Water Street parking lot; groups converge at intersection of 4th Street and Water Street. [15]
    • 1:41 p.m. – James Fields drives vehicle into crowd at 4th Street and Water Streets, killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens. [15]
    • 1:44 p.m. – CPD and UPD officers conduct traffic stop, arrest James Fields. [15]
    • 1:50 p.m. – CFD declares collision on Fourth Street as a Mass Casualty Incident . [15]
    • 2:00 p.m. – Report of altercation on High Street. [15]
    • 2:07 p.m. – VSP and National Guard sent to secure 4th and Market Street crime scene. [15]
    • 2:20 p.m. – All injured persons from 4th Street and Water Street transported to University of Virginia Medical Center, Martha Jefferson Hospital, or triage area at COB-McIntire. [15]
    • 2:32 p.m. – Twitter posts urges firebombing of Congregation Beth Israel at 3:00 p.m. [15]
    • 4:40 p.m. – VSP helicopter crashes near Farmington Country Club; 2 troopers killed. [15]
    • 6:00 p.m. – Mayor Signer and Governor McAuliffe hold joint press conference. [15]
    • 7:00 p.m. – CPD officers begin demobilization. [15]
    • 7:00 p.m. – City Council holds emergency meeting, adopts ordinance giving Chief Thomas power to declare curfew.[15]
    • 11:54 p.m. – Mayor Signer notices Chief Thomas and City Manager Maurice Jones of his intent to speak on national news shows on Sunday morning.[15]
  • August 13 (Sunday)

Deaths

[16]

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External Links

Unite the Right rally 2017 on wikipedia