Attorney Timothy Heaphy, uses a graphic as he delivers an independent report on the issues concerning the white supremacist rally and protest in Charlottesville, during a news conference in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Attorney Timothy Heaphy, uses a graphic as he delivers an independent report on the issues concerning the white supremacist rally and protest in Charlottesville, during a news conference in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Report: Officer safety put ahead of public safety at Charlottesville

By SARAH RANKIN The Associated Press
This article was published December 2, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Law enforcement failed to adequately plan for or respond to a violent white nationalist rally this summer in Virginia, leading to "deep distrust of government" in the Charlottesville community, an independent review released Friday found.

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