June 6, 2020

Interim Police Chief Apologizes for Letter Sent

In response to a letter that was delivered to Town Center businesses yesterday regarding a demonstration planned in that area today, Interim Police Chief Tony Zucaro said, "I apologize for how the letter sent to our Town Center business community characterized today's event. It does not reflect the cooperative effort that has occurred between the Police Department’s leadership and event organizers.""As soon as I learned about it, we contacted the organizers to apologize and to assure them that I did not approve the content. It did not reflect our expectations and understanding of today’s gathering or how we have worked with organizers to ensure they can host a peaceful and successful event. I have taken the necessary steps to ensure appropriate communications from the department will occur moving forward."Letter to Town Center Businesses from Virginia Beach Police Department.pdf

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