Virginia police ordered to release white nationalist rally plans

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A Virginia State Police officer in riot gear keeps watch from the top of an armored vehicle after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville,…

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia judge has ordered state police to release a redacted copy of their operational plans for the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard Moore on Wednesday gave police 30 days to comply with his order. The order is the most recent development in a 2017 lawsuit by reporters Natalie Jacobsen and Jackson Landers for access to the plans for the "Unite the Right" rally. The rally left three people dead.

Moore initially gave police 30 days to release the plan in April 2018, but issued a stay after state police appealed the decision. The appeal wasn't heard, and Moore has now removed the stay.

Moore permitted redaction by deletion, meaning reporters won't be able to tell how much has been redacted.

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