September trial date set for U.Va. student in bloody arrest
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A September trial date has been set for a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest outside a bar sparked a public uproar.
Martese Johnson’s arrest in March gained widespread attention when photos and videos on social media showed the 20-year-old from Chicago’s face bloodied and him pinned on the ground by a state Alcohol Beverage Control Department agent.
Johnson is black and has called the police racist. Johnson is charged with public intoxication and obstruction of justice without force.
WDBJ-TV (http://bit.ly/1J93zuG ) reports that Johnson’s trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 30. A status hearing on the case is set for June 12.
Information from: WDBJ-TV, http://www.wdbj7.com/