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(RICHMOND, Va.) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday signed an executive order that would implement more stringent training and oversight of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control.

The decision to sign the order comes in the wake of an investigation into ABC agents who arrested University of Virginia student Martese Johnson earlier this month. The agents allegedly slammed Johnson’s head into the ground. Johnson was apparently rejected entry from a bar on University Avenue, when agents approached him and the arrest occurred.

The executive order requires training for ABC agents in areas including “use of force, cultural diversity, effective interaction with youth and young adults, and community policing,” improved accountability and oversight, and improve cooperation and communication with local communities.


Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Order 40 to improve law enforcement at @VirginiaABC. http://t.co/TrbnxuutOs

— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) March 25, 2015


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