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It took five years, but the board of civilians that oversees the Charlottesville Police Department has its first case

Charlottesville’s Police Civilian Oversight Board was formed after the 2017 “summer of hate,” and now, five years later, it has its first case. To be able to schedule a hearing at all, the board had to first establish bylaws, operating procedures and an ordinance. City Council approved the latest ordinance last December, which took effect in March 2022. The hearing, an allegation of excessive force and bias-based policing by the Charlottesville Police Department, was scheduled in July.
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‘He is very sorrowful’

Charlottesville IT analyst Allen Groat was caught on a security camera entering the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2020. Photo: Department of Justice Video. C-VILLE Weekly is Charlottesville’s leading newspaper. Founded in 1989, it’s been the area’s local source for informative (and informed) stories in news, arts, and living for more than 26 years.

Rashaad Pitts named new Charlottesville High School principal starting August 15

CHARLOTTESVILLE (WINA) – Charlottesville High School has a new principal come August 15. City schools superintendent Dr. Royal Gurley is bringing Rashaad Pitt from Richmond city schools to become principal at CHS. Mr. Pitt is coming to Charlottesville after his most recent position as assistant principal at the capital city’s George Wythe High School.

Haven Board announces new executive director

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- There is a new executive director at a local organization that helps people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. The Board of the Haven announced on Tuesday that Anna Mendez has been hired for the role. According to a release, she has worked as the executive...

Amid a school mental health crisis, a new training approach shows promise

For several years, Julia Taylor had one of the nation's most underappreciated jobs: middle school counselor. "I was in the trenches for a decade before higher ed," said Taylor, now an associate professor of counselor education in the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development. "I would have loved something like this."

Survivors of 'Unite the Right' riot still suffer harm from attacks

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Aug. 12, 2017 is a day Charlottesville communities would love to put behind them after the riot that began as the "Unite the Right" rally. After the rally was declared unlawful and law enforcement officials tried to stop people from gathering in downtown Charlottesville, white supremacists and counter-protesters clashed, causing damage, injuries, and even deaths.

Kam Butler highlights added depth on UVA defensive line

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Tony Elliott breathed a sigh of relief at the first practice of fall camp seeing a full roster take the field for Virginia, especially at defensive line after the addition of four grad transfers. "They came here with an intent, they know that their time...

Five takeaways from Virginia Football’s fall camp so far

With the Virginia Cavaliers through five fall camp practices now, Head Coach Tony Elliott talked to the media last night and made a number of interesting individual assessments specifically in regards to positional battles throughout the roster. Perris Jones leading in the running back room. The first topic that Elliott...