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Leader of Charlottesville Review Seeks Access to Records

Posted: Updated: Oct 17, 2017 08:36 PM
Former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy (FILE IMAGE) Former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy (FILE IMAGE)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

An agreement is in the works to help the former federal prosecutor tasked with reviewing a trio of white supremacy events in Charlottesville over the summer.

NBC29 has learned the state is being resistant to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by Tim Heaphy and his firm. They're conducting an independent review.

Heaphy wants access to both people and documents from state organizations involved in any of the events including the Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12.

A spokesman for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said the state has had "ongoing discussions" with Heaphy, but is prioritizing its own review ahead of the review by Charlottesville.

The agreement could be completed within a few days.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.