The police badly mishandled white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Va., in August, by failing to coordinate among agencies, give officers the gear they needed or keep protesters and counterprotesters separate, a former federal prosecutor reported on Friday.

In a report more than 200 pages long, Timothy J. Heaphy, a former United States attorney hired by the city to investigate the episode, found fault with elected city leaders and University of Virginia officials, but directed the sharpest criticism at the Charlottesville Police Department, or C.P.D., and the Virginia State Police, or V.S.P. He said the police remained passive even as bloody clashes raged around them….

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