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Video released showing altercation of FSU QB Johnson

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The State Attorney’s Office released surveillance video today of Florida State University quarterback De’Andre Johnson punching a woman at a bar last month.

State Attorney Willie Meggs said he decided to charge Johnson, 19, with misdemeanor battery after viewing the footage from the West Tennessee Street bar Yiannis on June 24.

Johnson was identified after being named by witnesses at the scene and was confirmed through video evidence. He was suspended indefinitely from the football team last week for a violation of “athletic department policy,” the school announced in a statement Thursday.

A full probable cause affidavit naming Johnson was released Tuesday. Last week in a heavily redacted report of the incident, Johnson’s name did not appear, but the suspect’s race, sex and estimated age of 22 or 23 years old were made available.

The victim’s name and contact information, however, appeared in the report — leading to much dismay and criticism of the Tallahassee Police Department on Friday.

“We are treating this case like we treat all other cases,” TPD spokesman David Northway said in a phone interview with the Tallahassee Democrat on Friday.

“We redacted it, per Florida statute. And we had to release the victim’s name because she did not fall into an exemption, and we’re not allowed to just take their names out. And we had to — we had — to redact the suspect’s name in the case because it’s an ongoing investigation.”

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