What police can learn from the Charlottesville protest report

It is time to train 100 percent of police officers nationwide in the team tactics of crowd control


A 207-page report by law firm Hutton and Williams on the Charlottesville protests documents the actions taken by all involved leading up to and during the clashes of opposing groups of demonstrators. These clashes led to a young female demonstrator being run down by a car deliberately driven into a crowd by an opposition demonstrator.

Two Virginia State Troopers also tragically died working the event after their helicopter crashed.

Here is a timeline of the events that led to the protests on August 12, as well as a synopsis of what happened that day (synopsized not quoted) from the final report:

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