Criminal Law

Virginia Senator and Others Charged for Dismantling Confederate Monument

(CNN)A Virginia Democratic state senator is among at least 14 people to be charged in connection with the partial dismantling of a Confederate monument in June that led to “life threatening” and “permanent injury” of a man, Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene announced during a news conference Monday.

Sen. L. Louise Lucas, who is also president pro tempore of the Virginia state senate, has been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and injury to a monument in excess of $1,000. Charges were also filed against a Portsmouth school board member, local NAACP chapter members and three public defenders.

Neither Lucas, Portsmouth Mayor John L. Rowe Jr., nor a spokesperson for the Portsmouth Public Schools could be immediately reached for comment.

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