- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, 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.

WDBJ-TV (https://bit.ly/1J93zuG ) reports that Johnson’s trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 30. A status hearing on the case is set for June 12.

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Information from: WDBJ-TV, https://www.wdbj7.com/

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