Portsmouth Police Chief Terminated After Charging State Senator For Destroying Monuments
Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene was terminated Monday morning after being suspended from her position as Police Chief approximately two months ago.
“I believe I was wrongfully terminated for upholding the law,” she said in a Facebook Live feed of her press conference “and (I’m) being retaliated against for sticking to my sworn oath; that I swore to serve and protect my citizens, community and keeping my officers safe.”
The former city manager of Portsmouth removed Greene from her position on September 4. This was just a few weeks after Greene announced felony charges against Democrat state Senator Louise Lucas and others in relation to protests and monument destruction that occurred in June. Senator Lucas was caught on video instructing Portsmouth Police officers to stand down during the protests.
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After Senator Lucas instructs the police to stand down, protestors began to rip down the statue. One of the pieces of the monument struck a man in the head, sending him to the hospital in critical condition. It took several months for the man to recover.
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Chief Greene had announced felony charges against a total of 14 people, including 8 for conspiracy in relation to the incident.
Most of these charges were dismissed Monday morning.
Greene said she plans to file a wrongful termination agains the city.