Bloomberg Law
June 24, 2020, 2:17 PM

Norfolk Confederate Monument Suit Ends Following Statue Removal

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

The City of Norfolk, Va., and the Commonwealth of Virginia have agreed to end their lawsuit over whether a confederate monument should be removed from the city’s downtown business district, after the statue was removed for public safety, the parties told a federal court.

They filed a stipulation of voluntary dismissal with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Tuesday.

The bronze statute of a soldier sitting atop the monument was removed at the order of Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander.

The mayor “expressed grave concerns that the statue’s continued presence could lead to injury or violence ...

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