Governor orders investigation of bloody arrest of UVA student from Chicago

By | March 19, 2015

Virginia’s governor has ordered an investigation into the arrest of a black college student from Chicago seen in photos and video with a bloody face as he was held down by an officer.

Martese Johnson, a 2012 graduate of Kenwood Academy, was charged with obstruction of justice without force and public swearing or intoxication, according to Charlottesville General District Court records.

An attorney for Johnson, Daniel P. Watkins, said Johnson was discharged from the hospital after receiving stitches.

About 1,000 students gathered at the U.Va. campus Wednesday night to demand justice for Johnson, who attended the event flanked by classmates. (Chicago Tribune)

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