Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission reviews College Beach Weekend


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — College Beach Weekend has come and gone, but it’s still top of mind for many who worked to keep the community safe.

The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission met up with city leaders to look over the positive and negative that came along with the annual event.

Police say over the weekend there were 83 traffic citations, 85 misdemeanor charges and a handful of felonies, too.

“Over the weekend we had the four shooting victims, we had a report of a robbery and a report of a sexual assault at the Oceanfront,” said Virginia Beach Police Deputy Chief Tony Zucaro.

Zucaro says they’re still investigating the alleged sexual assault and reviewing the facts for the case.

The Human Rights Commission knew officers put in long hours of overtime, working to keep the Resort City safe.

They say feedback showed the interaction between the community and police was mostly positive

“Police officers were kind, helpful they helped folks out whenever they had a question,” said Chair of the HRC Raj Islam.

“The Virginia Beach Police Department worked really hard to bring different groups in the city together and that was very effective,” said Beatriz Amberman with the HRC.

Another big topic, volunteers in the community, who stepped up to be observers and who worked to be an extra set of eyes for police.

48 people signed up to help, but even more showed up.

The HRC says they’re going to continue to discuss ways to make next year even better.

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