Virginia Student Injured By Violent Arrest Expects Exoneration

Criminal charges against a University of Virginia student who was injured in a violent arrest at a bar in March are expected to be dropped on Friday morning.
Martese Johnson, an underage-underclassman, was detained after a dispute about whether he used a fake ID to get into a bar on a strip opposite the UVA campus in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The incident was considered unusual, despite a boisterous bar life off campus.
The 17-year-old was handcuffed and shackled at the ankles and bundled into a police van.
He was later taken to hospital, where he had stitches and staples put in a deep gash in his head and was treated for cuts and bruises to his head and face.
He was charged with public drunkenness and obstruction of justice and appeared in court later that month.