08/12/2018 Release from the City of Charlottesville:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating an assault on one of its officers Saturday evening (Aug. 11, 2018) on the Downtown Mall.

A Charlottesville officer observed a male subject masking his face. As the Charlottesville officer stepped towards the male subject, both were knocked to the ground. Several individuals then swarmed the officer on the ground. Law enforcement officers pulled the individuals off the officer and helped the officer to his feet. The male subject and other individuals rejoined the demonstration and continued marching.

The officer was not injured in the altercation. No injuries to the male subject or demonstrators were reported.

Charges are pending in relation to the incident.

The case has been assigned to the Investigations Division for further follow-up. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (434) 977-4000.

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