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Georgia Attorney General to Probe Prosecutors’ Handling of Ahmaud Arbery Killing

HeadlineMay 13, 2020

The Georgia prosecutors who first handled the February shooting death of 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery have been placed under investigation by state authorities for their conduct in the case. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr on Tuesday announced he had asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and federal authorities to look into how local prosecutors possibly held crucial evidence of Arbery’s killing and refused to make arrests, as more than two months passed before the attackers, retired police officer Gregory McMichael and his son Travis were arrested and charged with murder. The Brunswick police reportedly had a copy of the shocking video depicting Arbery jogging as he’s chased and confronted by two white men since February, yet the McMichaels weren’t arrested until this past Thursday, two days after video of the shooting was finally released, sparking massive protests.

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