Portsmouth Police Chief fired months after filing charges against city leaders for a Confederate monument protest

Posted at 6:53 AM, Nov 16, 2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene was fired Monday morning, she said in a press conference.

Greene said she was not given a reason for her termination. She said she was given a letter Monday morning and that she will be filing a wrongful termination suit with her attorneys.

Greene said the termination is effective immediately. She added that she had never had any issues on the job or questioning of her performance until the Confederate monument "issue."

News 3 is working to learn more about her firing as this news is breaking.

The decision was previously made to place Greene on administrative leave a few weeks after Greene announced that state Sen. Louise Lucas, NAACP members, school board members and public defenders had felony warrants issued in relation to their participation in a June 10 Confederate monument protest where a man was severely injured.

Some of the people charged in this case are also expected back in court on Monday morning including Sen. Lucas and and NAACP members.

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