city police department monitoring chatter for unite the right anniversary weekend
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City police department monitoring chatter for Unite the Right anniversary weekend

CharlottesvilleWith the anniversary of the violent events of August 2017 approaching, the City of Charlottesville is monitoring potential threats for the Unite the Right anniversary weekend Aug. 11-13. The Charlottesville Police Department is constantly monitoring potential activity. At this time, there are no specific credible threats.

The Charlottesville Police Department is:

  • Working with Ting Pavilion to ensure adequate coverage as they are hosting a Friday’s After Five event on August 12.
  • Maintaining a status of heightened situational awareness
  • Monitoring chatter from intelligence sources to be prepared to increase available coverage downtown and in parks
  • Preparing to activate additional coverage quickly in response to any pop-up emergencies that might occur
  • Having ongoing communications with state and regional partners to be prepared to quickly respond to any incidents that may occur

The City of Charlottesville will close Heather Heyer Way (4th Street SE) from East Market Street to East Water Street from 6 p.m. on August 11 through 6:30 a.m. on August 14.

Public transit provided by Charlottesville Area Transit will operate on a normal schedule.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.