Martese Johnson, left, stands with his lawyer Daniel Watkins at a press conference on the Downtown Mall on Thursday, March 18. Staff photo

Martese Johnson: ‘How could this happen?’

At a Thursday evening press conference on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Martese Johnson’s lawyer told reporters his client, the 20-year-old African-American UVA student whose bloody arrest by ABC officers on the Corner early Wednesday morning has sparked outrage, would “fight the criminal charges against him with the utmost vigor.” Johnson, who was joined at the press conference […]

Virginia State Police will investigate the ABC's arrest of Martese Johnson. Photo courtesy Martese Johnson

Prosecutor asks for criminal investigation of ABC officers in Martese Johnson arrest

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman has requested the Virginia State Police to launch a criminal investigation into ABC agents’ arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson early March 18. Governor Terry McAuliffe had already asked state police to investigate the arrest of the 20-year-old student who, in a photo that went viral, was photographed handcuffed on the […]