#JusticeForMartese: UVA Launches Investigation Of Black Student Brutally Beaten By Police
UVA Launches Investigation After Martese Johnson Was Beaten By Police
Yesterday we reported on the brutal attack on UVA student Martese Johnson. The student was beaten by police outside a popular college pub for allegedly having a fake ID. The university has recently decided to launch a formal investigation into the incident.
Via NBC News reports:
State police have launched an investigation after footage showing the violent arrest of a University of Virginia student sparked protests and prompted concern among top officials.
Images of bloodied Martese Johnson being held down by an officer were shared widely online on Wednesday, along with footage of the black 20-year-old calling the cops handcuffing him “racists.”
Johnson, a junior at the university, was arrested at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday near The Corner, a popular off-campus hub, his lawyer and police said. He was charged with public intoxication and obstruction of justice.
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