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Thu May 3, 2018, 03:10 PM

Leesburg mayor defends police's decision to not disclose white nationalist's arrest

Leesburg mayor defends police's decision to not disclose white nationalist's arrest

NAACP president says local officials 'downplaying' race-related threats

By Trevor Baratko, tbaratko@loudountimes.com May 3, 2018 Updated 4 hrs ago

Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk is defending the Leesburg Police Department's decision not to publicly release information regarding a white nationalist being arrested in town.

Self-proclaimed racist Chris Cantwell, who was a central figure in the deadly Charlottesville protests last August, was arrested in Leesburg on March 31 for public intoxication.

Leesburg Police officials did not initially include the incident in weekly arrest reports as the department does with other arrests and authorities did not investigate Cantwell for his ties to violent white nationalism or the recurring distribution of KKK fliers in Loudoun County.

The Leesburg incident came to light after an anonymous tip to a reporter at NBC 29 in Charlottesville, where Cantwell is facing charges stemming from last summer's protests.

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Yonnie3 May 2018 #1

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Thu May 3, 2018, 03:19 PM

1. Interesting ... it was first said it was a clerical error. n/t

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