Trial Again Delayed in UVA Student Suit Against ABC Agents
Trial Again Delayed in UVA Student Suit Against ABC Agents

A federal judge has again postponed the trial in a lawsuit filed by a University of Virginia student arrested by alcohol enforcement agents in a bloody altercation.

May 7th, 6:59 PM EDT
Federal Judge Dismisses Several Claims in Martese Johnson's Lawsuit
Federal Judge Dismisses Several Claims in Martese Johnson's Lawsuit

A federal judge is removing several claims and two defendants in a civil trial brought forth by Martese Johnson, a former University of Virginia student.

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 5:10 PM EST
Attorneys for Martese Johnson Cleared to Investigate Officers Past Episodes
Attorneys for Martese Johnson Cleared to Investigate Officers Past Episodes

The legal team representing Martese Johnson in his civil case got the green light to investigate some of the officers past actions. 

Friday, November 25th 2016, 8:40 PM EST
Judge Allowing Martese Johnson's Lawsuit to Again Move Forward
Judge Allowing Martese Johnson's Lawsuit to Again Move Forward

The federal lawsuit over the arrest of former UVA student Martese Johnson is back on track. Friday, a judge denied part of a request by the state to throw out Johnson’s $3 million lawsuit.

Friday, August 26th 2016, 5:24 PM EDT
Martese Johnson Civil Trial Rescheduled
Martese Johnson Civil Trial Rescheduled

A civil trial for Martese Johnson that was scheduled to start in October has been pushed back to July 2017.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 10:15 PM EDT
Federal Hearing Set in Martese Johnson Lawsuit
Federal Hearing Set in Martese Johnson Lawsuit

A federal hearing has been set in the controversial arrest of Martese Johnson last year. 

Monday, July 4th 2016, 10:05 PM EDT
Judge Allowing Martese Johnson's Federal Lawsuit to Continue
Judge Allowing Martese Johnson's Federal Lawsuit to Continue

The federal lawsuit over the arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson is moving forward after the judge denied a motion to dismiss the civil case.

Friday, May 13th 2016, 2:00 PM EDT
Law Firm Removed from Martese Johnson Civil Lawsuit
Law Firm Removed from Martese Johnson Civil Lawsuit

One of the law firms involved in Martese Johnson's federal case has been cut. A judge has approved the move that takes Johnson's original legal team off his civil lawsuit over his arrest.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 5:06 PM EDT
Lawyers for ABC: Throw Out Amended Lawsuit in Martese Johnson Case
Lawyers for ABC: Throw Out Amended Lawsuit in Martese Johnson Case

Lawyers for the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control want an amended civil lawsuit, filed by University of Virginia student Martese Johnson thrown out. 

Monday, February 15th 2016, 11:14 PM EST
Martese Johnson Files Amended Lawsuit in Federal Court
Martese Johnson Files Amended Lawsuit in Federal Court

Martese Johnson, the University of Virginia student involved in a bloody encounter with state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents, has filed an amended $3 million lawsuit in federal court. 

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 4:08 PM EST
Gov. McAuliffe Accepts ABC Enforcement Review Panel Recommendations
Gov. McAuliffe Accepts ABC Enforcement Review Panel Recommendations

Governor McAuliffe has accepted all recommendations made by the task force established after the arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson.

Friday, January 8th 2016, 11:36 AM EST
Virginia ABC Continues Push to Drop Johnson Lawsuit
Virginia ABC Continues Push to Drop Johnson Lawsuit

Lawyers for the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control are continuing to push to have a $3 million lawsuit involving Martese Johnson thrown out. 

Monday, December 28th 2015, 9:35 PM EST
Trial Date Set in Martese Johnson Lawsuit Against ABC
Trial Date Set in Martese Johnson Lawsuit Against ABC

A trial date has been set in the civil lawsuit involving Martese Johnson and Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control .The five-day jury trial is set to start on Oct. 3, 2016.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 3:47 PM EST
Martese Johnson Speaks About Racism at Charlottesville TEDx Talk
Martese Johnson Speaks About Racism at Charlottesville TEDx Talk

UVA student Martese Johnson, one of the featured speakers at the annual TEDx talks, spoke about the racism he experienced in 2014. 

Friday, November 13th 2015, 5:50 PM EST
UVA Student Martese Johnson Files $3M Civil Suit Against ABC
UVA Student Martese Johnson Files $3M Civil Suit Against ABC

Martese Johnson, the University of Virginia student at the center of a controversial arrest, is filing a lawsuit against the Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 10:24 AM EDT
Governor's Office Releases VSP Report on Martese Johnson Arrest
Governor's Office Releases VSP Report on Martese Johnson Arrest

The administrative review into the controversial arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson has been made public. 

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 2:57 PM EDT
ABC Review Panel Delivers Final Report on Martese Johnson ABC Arrest
ABC Review Panel Delivers Final Report on Martese Johnson ABC Arrest

The Va ABC Enforcement Expert Review Panel has delivered its final report and recommendations on the arrest of Martese Johnson to the governor more than six weeks in advance of the Nov. 1 due date.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
Sources: Governor's Office to Release Report of Martese Johnson Arrest
Sources: Governor's Office to Release Report of Martese Johnson Arrest

According to sources, the governor's office is now expected to release the administrative report of the bloody arrest of a UVA student. Initially the report was not going to be released.

Monday, September 21st 2015, 6:04 PM EDT
GOP Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Martese Johnson Arrest Report
GOP Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Martese Johnson Arrest Report

Two Republican lawmakers will hold a hearing on why the public can't see a report by the Virginia State Police into the bloody arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson by state ABC agents.

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 12:56 PM EDT
ABC Panel Finalizes Recommendations for Gov. McAuliffe
ABC Panel Finalizes Recommendations for Gov. McAuliffe

A panel created back in March of 2015,  finalized recommendations Wednesday to submit to Gov. McAuliffe. 

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 6:46 PM EDT
Martese Johnson Calls for Release of ABC Arrest Report
Martese Johnson Calls for Release of ABC Arrest Report

Martese Johnson, the man at the center of a controversial arrest by agents with Alcoholic Beverage Control, is leading the charge to have an administrative review made public.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 5:00 PM EDT
ABC Agents Return to Active Duty Following UVA Student Arrest
ABC Agents Return to Active Duty Following UVA Student Arrest

After reviewing the incident and the report, Virginia ABC concluded that the agents did not violate agency policy and returned these special agents to active duty Monday.

Monday, August 10th 2015, 10:59 AM EDT
VSP Completes 2nd Report on Arrest of Martese Johnson
VSP Completes 2nd Report on Arrest of Martese Johnson

The second Virginia State Police report stemming from the controversial arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson is complete.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 4:49 PM EDT
State Panel Continues Review of ABC
State Panel Continues Review of ABC

A state review panel is trying to figure out what, if anything, needs to change with The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 5:33 PM EDT
Prosecutor Discusses Evidence in Martese Johnson Arrest
Prosecutor Discusses Evidence in Martese Johnson Arrest

Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman released details about the arrest that left UVA student Martese Johnson bloodied and prompted a public uproar.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
One on One with Martese Johnson
One on One with Martese Johnson

Martese Johnson, the UVA student arrested by ABC agents in March, sat down with NBC29's Henry Graff for a one-on-one interview following his court hearing Friday morning.

Friday, June 12th 2015, 12:28 PM EDT
Charges Dropped in Martese Johnson Case
Charges Dropped in Martese Johnson Case

Friday morning a Charlottesville General District Court judge accepted a motion to drop the charges in the Martese Johnson case.

Friday, June 12th 2015, 9:49 AM EDT
Charlottesville Not Moving Forward with Charges in Johnson Case
Charlottesville Not Moving Forward with Charges in Johnson Case

Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman is requesting to not prosecute Martese Johnson, the UVA student who was arrested by ABC agents back in March.

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 4:41 PM EDT
ABC Review Panel Debates Arresting Powers of Department's Agents
ABC Review Panel Debates Arresting Powers of Department's Agents

The debate over the law enforcement practices of the Virginia Department Alcoholic Beverage Control continues in Richmond this week.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 10:11 PM EDT
Trial Date Set for UVA Student Martese Johnson
Trial Date Set for UVA Student Martese Johnson

A trial date is now set for the University of Virginia student involved in a bloody arrest on the UVA Corner in March.

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 9:44 AM EDT
Panel Reviewing ABC Agent Powers Holds 1st Meeting
Panel Reviewing ABC Agent Powers Holds 1st Meeting

A panel appointed by Governor McAuliffe to examine the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's law enforcement activities held its first meeting Monday.

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:58 AM EDT
State Police Investigation Into Martese Johnson Arrest Complete
State Police Investigation Into Martese Johnson Arrest Complete

The Virginia State Police investigation into the controversial and bloody arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson by ABC agents is complete.

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 1:24 PM EDT
Gov. McAuliffe Announces Members of ABC Review Panel
Gov. McAuliffe Announces Members of ABC Review Panel

Governor Terry McAuliffe is unveiling his appointments to a 20-member panel that will review the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

Friday, April 24th 2015, 8:13 PM EDT
Virginia Alcohol Agency's Arrest Powers Under Scrutiny
Virginia Alcohol Agency's Arrest Powers Under Scrutiny

A Virginia alcohol-law enforcement agency that has sparked public outrage over two high-profile arrests has investigated three complaints of excessive use of force by its officers in the last five years.

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 3:41 PM EDT
UVA Alumni for Change Hold Rally and Deliver Letter to UVA President
UVA Alumni for Change Hold Rally and Deliver Letter to UVA President

Hundreds of people marched Saturday from the UVA Rotunda to the President's house on Carr's Hill.

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 9:52 PM EDT
Cavalier Daily Apologizes for Two April Fools' Day Articles
Cavalier Daily Apologizes for Two April Fools' Day Articles

The UVA student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily, has issued an apology for two April Fools' Day articles satirizing the ABC arrest and themed fraternity parties.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 1:44 PM EDT
Gov McAuliffe Speaks with Community on ABC Arrest of UVA Student
Gov McAuliffe Speaks with Community on ABC Arrest of UVA Student

Governor McAuliffe met with community leaders at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church to talk about the arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson by ABC agents.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
UVA Students Living on the Lawn Show Support for Martese Johnson
UVA Students Living on the Lawn Show Support for Martese Johnson

Students living on the University of Virginia Lawn are covering their doors in black tablecloths to show support for their classmate Martese Johnson.

Monday, March 30th 2015, 4:17 PM EDT
Lawmakers Talk about Next Steps for ABC Agents Law Enforcement Powers
Lawmakers Talk about Next Steps for ABC Agents Law Enforcement Powers

Two lawmakers outline the next legislative steps for changing policies surrounding ABC agents enforcement powers following an event with PVCC students Monday.

Monday, March 30th 2015, 11:32 AM EDT
Case Delayed for UVA Student Martese Johnson
Case Delayed for UVA Student Martese Johnson

UVA student Martese Johnson, whose arrest by ABC agents has sparked protests, made his first appearance in Charlottesville General District Court Thursday.

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 9:52 AM EDT
UVA Student Council Passes Resolution to Address ABC Law Enforcement
UVA Student Council Passes Resolution to Address ABC Law Enforcement

Council voted 16 to 0 Wednesday to pass a resolution that calls for ABC agents to be stripped of their law enforcement powers.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 10:09 PM EDT
Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order to Improve Law Enforcement at Virginia ABC
Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order to Improve Law Enforcement at Virginia ABC

Governor McAuliffe has signed an executive order calling for more training and oversight for VA Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control law enforcement.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 2:05 PM EDT
Daly Releases Statement on Arrest of UVA Student by ABC Agents
Daly Releases Statement on Arrest of UVA Student by ABC Agents

Elizabeth Daly, the UVA student arrested in 2013 when ABC agents mistook sparkling water for beer, is speaking out about the ABC's arrest of Martese Johnson last week.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 1:44 PM EDT
Martese Johnson Expected to Enter Not Guilty Pleas
Martese Johnson Expected to Enter Not Guilty Pleas

The UVA student arrested by ABC agents plans to plead not guilty at his first court hearing. Martese Johnson is set for a hearing Thursday on charges of public intoxication and obstruction of justice

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 8:28 PM EDT
UVA Alums Start Campaign: Justice For Martese
UVA Alums Start Campaign: Justice For Martese

The group, University of Virginia Alumni for Change is rallying supporters to help Martese Johnson.

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 8:56 PM EDT
Trinity Irish Pub Releases Statement on Wednesday's Incident
Trinity Irish Pub Releases Statement on Wednesday's Incident

Trinity restaurant and Irish pub has served the UVA community for 7 1/2 years. The establishment issues statement on Wednesday's incident at the Corner. 

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 3:36 PM EDT
Charlottesville, Albemarle Police Chiefs Discuss ABC Arrest
Charlottesville, Albemarle Police Chiefs Discuss ABC Arrest

Neither Charlottesville nor Albemarle County police officers took part in the arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson, but both police departments are caught in the fallout.

Friday, March 20th 2015, 5:05 PM EDT
UVA Student Council Holds Forum with Law Enforcement
UVA Student Council Holds Forum with Law Enforcement

In the wake of the arrest of a UVA student by ABC agents, UVA Student Council held a forum with various law enforcement officials about their relationship with students.

Friday, March 20th 2015, 12:22 PM EDT
Attorney for UVA Student Martese Johnson Holds Press Conference
Attorney for UVA Student Martese Johnson Holds Press Conference

The lawyer for 20-year-old University of Virginia student Martese Johnson say they're gearing up for a legal battle after Alcoholic Beverage Control agents arrested him.

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 9:53 PM EDT
VA. Lawmaker Sees Problems with ABC Following UVA Arrests
VA. Lawmaker Sees Problems with ABC Following UVA Arrests

Delegate David Toscano says he can't understand why Alcoholic Beverage Control agents are detaining students. The delegate feels that should be left up to Charlottesville police.

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 6:06 PM EDT
Community Leaders: Charlottesville Needs to Address Racism
Community Leaders: Charlottesville Needs to Address Racism

Some African-American leaders in Charlottesville are speaking out about the arrest of 3rd year UVA student Martese Johnson, and how his story is affecting the community.

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 3:42 PM EDT
State Police Begin Investigation into ABC Arrest of UVA Student
State Police Begin Investigation into ABC Arrest of UVA Student

Virginia State Police have begun a criminal and administrative investigation into the arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson by ABC agents.

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 3:27 PM EDT
Students Speak Out on ABC Arrest of UVA Student
Students Speak Out on ABC Arrest of UVA Student

Students who saw ABC officers take down UVA student Martese Johnson outside Trinity Irish Pub Wednesday are speaking out about what turned into a bloody arrest.

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 12:42 PM EDT
Protesters Rally to Support UVA Student
Protesters Rally to Support UVA Student

The arrest of a University of Virginia student by agents with Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has set off a renewed firestorm of controversy in the community.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 11:50 PM EDT
UVA Student Arrest Sparks Controversy
UVA Student Arrest Sparks Controversy

Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control is coming under fire from Governor McAuliffe, among others, for an arrest that happened early Wednesday morning on the University of Virginia corner.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 2:18 PM EDT