Prosecutors To Dismiss Charges Against UVA Student Martese Johnson
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Prosecutors will drop charges against the University of Virginia student who was arrested and bloodied by ABC agents in March, NBC12 reports.
The Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney will ask a judge to dismiss the charges against Martese Johnson, the third-year honor student who was arrested outside a popular bar while celebrating St. Patrick?s Day. The arrest stemmed from a discrepancy with Johnson?s valid state identification card.
According to NBC12:
Court documents obtained by NBC12 showed a review of the facts in the March 18 arrest of Martese Johnson found ?the interest of justice is not served by further prosecution of the defendant.? Prosecutors will ask for an order of Nolle Prosequi, which means they will not go forward with charges at this time.
?In the Commonwealth?s view, the interest of justice and the long term interest of the community are best served by taking…
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