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Weeks After Announcing Felony Charges Against Sen. Louise Lucas and Others in Confederate Monument Case, Portsmouth Police Chief *Removed* From Her Position

Sen. Lucas' lawyer, Del. Don Scott: "Bye, Felicia"

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The situation in Portsmouth regarding charges being filed against Sen. Louise Lucas and several others over (see Wait, Seriously? Sen. Louise Lucas’ *Daughter*, Portsmouth Vice Mayor Lisa Lucas-Burke, Now Faces Criminal Charges After “a white city resident brought them”???; BREAKING: Portsmouth Police Chief Announces Felony Arrest Warrants for Virginia Senate President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas; Video: Del. Don Scott (D) Defends Virginia Senate President Pro Tem Louise Lucas (D) Over Confederate Monument Protest in Portsmouth; etc.) just keeps getting wilder. Check this out from the Virginian-Pilot, posted late this morning:

Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene was removed from her position Friday morning, weeks after she announced felony charges against state Sen. Louise Lucas and more than a dozen others stemming from a protest and vandalism at the city’s Confederate monument in June.

It was not immediately clear whether her removal is permanent.

Scott Burke, an assistant chief, will take on her job “during a period of leave” for Greene, City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton wrote in an email obtained by The Virginian-Pilot.

The email, sent Friday morning, says the move is “effective immediately and until further notice.”