Spin Control: Inside City Manager’s use of DC PR firm in wake of Police Chief firing

“It’s very important you DON’T continue inserting the (police) surveys into the public domain. This will only invite more questions…”

After Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles made the decision to fire Police Chief RaShall Brackney, just 10 days after signing off on a press release showing full support for the Chief, he realized he had a communications crisis on his hands. Boyles and his team then enlisted the help of Highland Poe, a DC public relations firm, …

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