Report into Arrest of University Student is Finished

Jul 31, 2015

Martese Johnson
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police have concluded their review of an arrest that injured a University of Virginia student and prompted allegations of racism.

Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said Thursday that the report was submitted to the state secretary of public safety. She said police are not releasing the report because disclosure is not required under state law.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered the review after Alcoholic Beverage Control agents arrested Martese Johnson outside a Charlottesville pub in March. Photos and video of the bloodied 20-year-old were circulated widely on social media. Johnson, who is black, could be heard on the recordings calling the officers racist.

Last month, a prosecutor said a separate criminal investigation found no evidence of malice or racism by the officers, who weren't charged.

Charges against Johnson were dismissed.