NEW: The Portsmouth police sergeant who charged a Virginia state senator and civil rights leaders with felonies was under investigation for a heated letter he sent to city officials blasting those he’d later charge
With 19 defendants now charged — including a state senator, civil rights leaders, and Portsmouth public defenders — the court process is going to be a “fucking mess.”
Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene let a police sergeant with a grudge bring felony charges against a sitting state senator, NAACP leaders, and city public defenders, even after she’d referred that sergeant to internal affairs for potential misconduct.