Just watched the press conference in which Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo showed how an incident can be handled professionally and thoroughly as he shared his assessment of the facts surrounding the slanderous Rolling Stone article. He did not say that the University made his job harder and unwittingly enabled the slander by not sending the woman to the police the first time she raised the issue with the school’s counselors, but I will. The University needs to thoroughly rethink the rape counseling process. Certainly the school should offer emotional support, but when a crime is alleged, law enforcement must be allowed to deal with it in parallel with the support efforts. Chief Longo is one of those whose professionalism and dedication to duty was cast into doubt by President Sullivan when she immediately petitioned the Governor for an independent investigation of the ABC incident at the corner last weekend. She owes him an apology.