Trial date set for U.Va. student in bloody arrest

Martese JohnsonCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ A September trial date has been set for a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest outside a bar sparked a public uproar. Martese Johnson’s arrest in March gained widespread attention when photos and videos on social media showed the 20-year-old from Chicago’s face bloodied and him pinned on the ground by a state Alcohol Beverage Control Department agent. Johnson is black and has called the police racist. Johnson is charged with public intoxication and obstruction of justice without force. Johnson’s trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 30. A status hearing on the case is set for June 12.

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