Agreement reached in alleged racism case involving Raleigh bar


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RALEIGH, N.C. — An agreement has reportedly been reached in a case of alleged racism at a Raleigh bar.

According to WTVD, both sides came to the agreement on Monday after about 3 1/2 months of legal dealings.

WTVD reports Jonathan Wall, a 21-year-old graduate student from Raleigh, claimed in June he was “violently kicked out” of the Downtown Sports Bar on Glenwood Avenue due to his race.

A criminal summons was filed against Todd Chriscoe, the bar’s manager, accusing him of simple assault and ethnic intimidation, the station reports.

According to the summons, Chriscoe put Wall in a headlock before forcing him outside the bar and onto the ground.

The assistant district attorney on Monday told the judge assigned to the case that both sides had “resolved their disagreement and prosecutors would not pursue a trial,” WTVD reports.

The station reports there was no financial settlement.

While there was surveillance video of the incident, the video was never released to the media.

WTVD reports the case ignited a “frenzy” on social media, prompting a march demanding civil rights justice.

Geoff Simmons, Wall’s attorney, told WTVD his client was still “able to make a statement” despite there being no trial.

“Certain things were misconstrued,” Chriscoe’s attorney Bill Young told the station.


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