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BREAKING: Charges Against State Sen. Louise Lucas, 18 Others, Dismissed

Also, Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene fired

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A judge dismissed charges Monday against state Sen. Louise Lucas and all others charged in a June protest at the city’s Confederate monument at the request of the city’s top prosecutor, who said the elements of the charges were not properly met.

The felony charges against Lucas and 18 others — including local NAACP leaders, several public defenders and a School Board member — stem from a protest and vandalism at the city’s Confederate monument June 10.

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Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene was fired Monday morning, a little more than two months after she was temporarily removed from her position by then-City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton.

Greene held a press conference outside City Hall and said she was given a termination letter, presumably by Interim City Manager LaVoris Pace, who replaced Pettis Patton when she resigned Sept. 8.