GOP lawmakers to hold hearing on report of student's arrest

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Posted: Sep 10, 2015 1:52 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two state lawmakers want to know why a police report into the bloody arrest of a University of Virginia student by alcohol control agents cannot be made public.

Republicans Sen. Frank Watkins and Del. Todd Gilbert said Wednesday they would hold a hearing in the near future to discuss the issue.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered the review after Alcoholic Beverage Control agents arrested Martese Johnson outside a Charlottesville pub in March. Photos and video of the bloodied 20-year-old were circulated widely on social media. McAuliffe's administration said personnel rules prohibit the disclosure of the report.

A prosecutor said a separate criminal investigation found no evidence of malice by the officers, who weren't charged. Charges against Johnson were dismissed.