Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

October 18, 2013

ABC revises policies after wrongful arrest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control has revised policies after a public backlash over the wrongful arrest of a University of Virginia student.

In April, several ABC agents confronted 20-year-old Elizabeth Daly after mistaking sparkling water that she had bought for beer. Daly fled with two friends.

Two felony charges for grazing two agents with her vehicle were later dropped. Daly has said she panicked because the agents weren’t in uniform and one pulled a gun.

The Daily Progress reports that a new directive requires ABC agents to wear a garment marked “ABC Special Agent” when making a traffic stop or assisting other police agencies. Also, plans will have to be filed for operations involving five or more agents. Any agent who points a gun will have to file a report.

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Sister Newspapers' News