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Listen to previously unheard audio of Charlottesville Police Detectives gathering intelligence from Jason Kessler in June...

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New audio released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request shows that Charlottesville Police Department Detectives traveled to Jason Kessler's residence on June 21, 2017 to attempt to gather intelligence about the then upcoming August 12, 2017 Unite The Right rally. The recordings include Detective Braden Kirby and an officer referred to as "Detective Hudson", likely to be officer Michael Hudson (though unconfirmed at this time.) Kessler was in the middle of testing audio equipment with an unnamed friend at the time of the visit, presumably audio equipment which would ultimately be used at the rally. 










Listen to the recording and read a transcription below. 






20170621 132326.m4a - 4 minutes 18 seconds -  June 21, 2017



Kirby: "Apartment B. Is it on this side, or?"
Hudson: "That, I have no idea."
Kirby: "That's C."
Hudson: "Does that not have a letter on it?"
Kirby: "That's A."
Unknown voice on PA system: …

Listen to previously unheard audio of Christopher Cantwell speaking to Detective Regine Wright-Settle about the Unite The Right rally...

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Audio released in response to a Freedom of Information Act requests reveals discussions between the Charlottesville Police Department and Christopher Cantwell, host of the Radical Agenda podcast and scheduled speaker at the August 12, 2017 Unite The Right rally. The city of Charlottesville released two undated audio files of telephone calls between Cantwell and Detective Regine Wright-Settle. The conversations appear to have occurred in the weeks before the rally took place.












Listen to the recordings and read transcriptions below.






Cantwell.mp3 - 4 min 19 sec



Wright: "Detective Wright-Settle."

Cantwell: "Hello Detective Wright. My name's Christopher Cantwell and I hope you don't mind me returning this call. I just saw your message."

Wright: "No, I appreciate you calling me back. Umm, we are, with the Charlottesville Police Department, and all the detectives here, we are just trying to get prepared for the rally on August the 12th."

Cantwell: "I…

Listen to previously unheard audio of Detective Braden Kirby and George Curbelo discussing the militia's plans during the August 12th Unite The Right rally...

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New audio released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request details some of the communication the Charlottesville Police Department had with leaders of militia groups who came armed to the August 12, 2017 Unite The Right rally. The city released three audio files of phone calls between Detective Braden Kirby and George Curbelo, the Commander of the New York Light Foot Militia. Kirby and Curbelo discuss the plans of multiple militia groups who positioned themselves in front of Emancipation Park and elsewhere in the city on August 12th. The audio files are undated, but appear to have taken place before August 12th. 










Listen to the phone calls and read transcriptions below. 












WS400074.wma - 14 min 57 sec


Curbelo: "Hello."
Kirby: "Hi, is George there?"
Curbelo: "Ah, speaking."
Kirby: "Hi, this is Detective Kirby with the Charlottesville Police Department, how are you doing today?"
Curbelo: "Ah doing good Sir."
Kirby: "Good.&q…

Charlottesville Police Officer Logan Woodzell photographed with "Patriots" at the site of the August 12th Unite The Right rally...

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A recently discovered social media post appears to show Charlottesville Police Department Officer Logan Woodzell pausing to ham it up for the camera with a couple of self-described "Patriots" in the days surrounding the August 12, 2017 Unite The Right rally. The self-described "Patriots" are red, white and blue bearded James Napier and Tammy "Never Hillary" Lee. The Charlottesville Police Department declined to comment on the photo or to confirm that the photo depicts Officer Woodzell, but other photos found online show that it is indeed Woodzell. 







The post is significant because the Charlottesville Police Department has sought to portray themselves as not giving any kind of signal to the militia that their presence was desired in Charlottesville during the Unite The Right rally. According to page 71 of the Charlottesville Independent Review, Officer Logan Woodzell recalled communication with George Curbelo of the New York Light Foot Militia on August 11…