Government & Courts

Photos and videos of Martese Johnson's bloody arrest went viral. Photo: Bryan Beaubrun

ABC and one agent nixed from Martese Johnson’s suit

A federal judge ruled that a former UVA student was not falsely arrested during a controversial incident occurring on St. Patrick’s Day last year, and dropped the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control and one of its agents from his $3 million lawsuit December 13. Videos of Martese Johnson’s bloody arrest went viral after he was denied […]

Booking photo courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Department

UPDATED: City cop charged with sodomy denied bond

Christopher Seymore, an ex-officer with the Charlottesville Police Department, appeared in the city’s general district court via webcam December 2. Charged the previous day with two counts of forcible sodomy, he was denied bond until he can meet with his court-appointed attorney. Seymore, 35, was employed with the CPD for 18 months and terminated December […]