Charlottesville Not Prosecuting Martese Johnson

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WHSV) -- The Office of the Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Charlottesville has filed a request to not prosecute misdemeanor charges against Martese Johnson, the University of Virginia student who was involved in a bloody arrest by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents.

Johnson was arrested by ABC agents on March 18, 2015 when officers believed he was intoxicated and attempting to use a fake ID to enter a bar.

Following his arrest, an independent criminal investigation was conducted by the Virginia State Police .

"[...] The Commonwealth reached a conclusion that the interest of justice and the long term interest of the Charlottesville community are best served by using this case as an opportunity to engage ordinary citizens, law enforcement officers, and public officials in constructive dialogue concerning police and citizen relationships in a diverse community," wrote City of Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney Dave Chapman.

According to Chapman, no evidence was found that would warrant criminal charges against law enforcement officers involved in the event.

A public presentation about the event will be held at Charlottesville City Hall in the City Council Chambers on Wednesday, June 17 at 1 pm.