Stand-Down Order Unite the Right Rally

Kenneth Whittle filed this request with the Charlottesville Police Department of Charlottesville, VA.
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From: Kenneth Whittle

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records relating to the stand down order given to police during the "Unite the Right" rally on 8/12/17, as reported by the ACLU of Virginia.

Clash between protesters and counter protesters. Police says "We'll not intervene until given command to do so." #Charlottesville

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Kenneth Whittle

From: Sandridge, Cheryl

Dear Mr. Whittle,

This e-mail was sent to a person other than the FOIA contact and this person was out of the office with an automatic reply saying so. Due to an IT related issue, some time was needed upon his return to evaluate e-mail.

There is nothing responsive to your request. There were no "stand down orders". Please see the link to the City Manager's letter that also mentions "stand down orders" included here:

There was an operation or action plan, which is considered a tactical plan and pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-3706(A)(2)(e) and § 2.2-3705.2(14), those records are exempt from disclosure.
This FOIA matter is considered closed. You may contact me if you have additional questions or concerns.


Lieutenant C. S. Sandridge
Professional Standards Unit
Office of Internal Affairs
Charlottesville Police Department<>


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