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Hearing continued for Raleigh bar manager accused of racial discrimination

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RALEIGH -- A hearing was continued Monday for the manager accused of racial discrimination at a Raleigh bar. Todd Chriscoe faces charges that he denied a young man service because of the color of his skin.

This all sparked in Raleigh's popular Glenwood South district last month after 21-year-old Jonathan Wall claimed he was thrown out of the downtown sports bar because of his race.
Monday, a hearing is scheduled for Chriscoe, though he has not been arrested. He faces charges of simple assault and ethnic intimidation.

Wall says the incident took place last month when he and some friends tried to get into the bar and the doorman said they had to be members or guests. They eventually got inside the bar, but Wall says the bouncer forcibly removed him because he was black.

The accusations of racial discrimination spread quickly on social media. About a week later, Wall and his attorney held a news conference and had this to say.

"I was unfortunately faced with a harsh reality I did not realize existed. What was so demoralized about this reality was that I have worked to do everything right," said Wall. "I have studied hard, I have worked hard, yet I was treated as if i had done something wrong."

An attorney representing the bar says Wall was asked to leave because he was not a member or a guest of a member. They also say he was not roughed up, improperly treated, or the the subject of racial discrimination.

Chriscoe is expected back in court on Aug. 20.

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