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Martese Johnson, Virginia student bloodied in arrest, won't face charges

Martese Johnson, Virginia student bloodied in arrest, won't face charges

A Virginia commonwealth's attorney dropped charges Thursday against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest outside a Charlottesville bar sparked outrage and protests. Charlottesville Commonwealth's Atty. David Chapman said in a statement that charges had been dropped against Martese Johnson after officials reviewed evidence from “a thorough and independent criminal investigation conducted by the Virginia State Police.” Johnson's attorney, Daniel P. Watkins, told the Associated Press that his client was "overjoyed" by the news.  "It's been our position all along that police lacked justification to...

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