Former Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas Now No Longer on City Payroll
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Former Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas will no longer be on the city's payroll, effective at the end of the day on Monday, July 15.
As part of a contract settling an employment dispute, Thomas was receiving his yearly salary of more than $134,000 while no longer employed by the city.
Thomas announced his retirement in December 2017 and said it was effective immediately.
The former police chief faced heavy criticism following the events that unfolded during and after the Unite the Right rally in August of that year.
Former City Manager Maurice Jones negotiated Thomas' departure terms.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Thomas would remain on the city's payroll until July 15, 2020. The correct date is July 15, 2019.