Windsor council throws support behind police, Charlottesville considers providing lawyers in eviction cases, hate symbols in Richmond, and more headlines

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• The town of Windsor confirmed a police officer fired for his role in a controversial traffic stop was allowed to remain on the force for four months after the encounter, losing his job only after video of the encounter went viral.—Tidewater News

• After a lengthy closed meeting, Windsor’s Town Council issued a statement of support for its police chief and the other officer involved in the stop.—Tidewater News

• Hampton University will require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.—Daily Press

• Charlottesville is considering an initiative to offer city-funded lawyers to residents facing eviction.—Charlottesville Tomorrow

• After winning its fight to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the citizen group Friends of Nelson is trying to figure out what to do next.—Nelson County Times

• Sen Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, is backing a primary challenger trying to unseat Del. Ibraheem Samirah, D-Fairfax, a progressive with a history of clashing with party leadership.—Reston Now

• After removing most of Richmond’s Confederate monuments, Mayor Levar Stoney wants to ban hate symbols on public property.—VPM

• A new poll shows former Gov. Terry McAuliffe still has a big lead in the Democratic primary for governor.—Public Policy Polling

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