After a car slammed into a crowd of counter-protesters Saturday and left one dead, the Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation into to deadly crash.
“The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice. When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated,” Sessions said in a statement Saturday.
Heather Heyer was identified as the deceased victim and according to her friend died standing for what she believed. Fighting against racism and bigotry.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio, was arrested after being stopped by Officers in the Car seen slamming into protesters shortly after the crash. Fields has been denied bond.