Wow!! Another case of law enforcement personnel not being held accountable for their actions. This makes EarHustle411 very concerned because the activities of those who are in positions of authority seem to lack compassion & empathy while in the course of “doing their jobs”.
At no point is it acceptable to slam someone against a wall or the ground. These agents were deemed cleared because the organization says they did things “by the book”. Interestingly enough the final report will not be released to the public. Why not?? What are they hiding?? If the agents did nothing wrong, release the report. Eventually the TRUTH will come out.
The Virginia liquor agents who bloodied a University of Virginia honor student during a March arrest have been cleared of wrongdoing.
The three Alcoholic Beverage Control Department officers returned to work after an independent report by the Virginia State Police determined the agents “did not violate agency policy” when they arrested Martese Johnson outside of a bar on St. Patrick’s Day.
Johnson, who was detained due to a discrepancy with his identification card, was charged with public intoxication and obstruction of justice. The charges were later dropped in June by a prosecutor who said “the interest of justice is not served by further prosecution of the defendant,” NBC reports.
During the arrest, Johnson suffered a gash to his head that required a number of stitches. The incident was caught on tape by Johnson’s classmates. Growing concern over the treatment of the student prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe to launch an investigation into the arrest.
The agents involved in Johnson’s arrest were restricted to “administrative duties” during the review, according to an ABC statement released in March.
The ABC said training “in areas of use of force, cultural diversity, effective interaction with youth and community policing,” also ordered by McAuliffe, had been completed ahead of schedule. The training lasted two weeks, the ABC said.
The independent report will not be released to the public.