Governor signs executive order to address public safety and civil unrest

Governor signs executive order to address public safety and civil unrest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) - Following the violence and white supremacists events in Charlottesville on Aug. 11 and 12, Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed an executive order to create the Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest.

The task force will be evaluating the circumstances that led to the events in Charlottesville.

The press release from the governor's office says:

The task force, which will be chaired by Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, will be charged with evaluating the circumstances that led to the violent white supremacist events in Charlottesville on August 11th and 12th and assessing the Commonwealth's procedures for preparing and responding to events where civil unrest could occur.

Here is the full text of Executive Order 68:

NUMBER SIXTY-EIGHT (2017)

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