Va. ABC Agents Involved in Bloody Arrest of U.Va. Student Return to Regular Duty - NBC4 Washington

Va. ABC Agents Involved in Bloody Arrest of U.Va. Student Return to Regular Duty

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    The three Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Department agents involved in an arrest that injured a University of Virginia student have returned to regular duty.

    The arrest of Martese Johnson caused a furor after photos and video of the bloodied 20-year-old were circulated widely on social media. Johnson, who is black, could be heard on the recordings calling the officers racist.

    The ABC said in a news release Monday that its review of a Virginia State Police investigation determined the agents did not violate policy during the arrest in March. The agents were assigned to desk duty during the investigation.

    In June, a prosecutor in a separate criminal investigation found no evidence of malice or racism by the officers, who weren't charged.

    Charges against Johnson were dismissed.