The city of Asheville is still silent on the exact occurrence that led to the barring of resident Reid Thompson from public buildings without prior notice and an escort. But in response to questions from Xpress, the city manager’s office did send this document to that outlines the city’s workplace violence policy.
Of note is the description of the Threat Assessment Task Force, the group that recommended restricted-access status for Thompson. That body is made up of members of the the city’s Human Resources Department, the City Manager’s Office, the City Attorney’s Office, the Chief of Police, the City Physician and the City’s Risk Manager.
Meanwhile, Thompson reports that his attendance at a Monday night meeting of the Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods, held at the Oakley Community Center, was marked by the presence of three Asheville Police Officers. APD spokesperson Melissa Williams told Xpress that two officers did attend that meeting, and a third stopped by while on his rounds. She did not have any comment about Thompson specifically.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer.