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Police Officers Says Gregory McMichael Did Not See Ahmaud Arbery Commit Crime Before Killing Him

HeadlineNov 10, 2021

In Georgia, a Glynn County police detective testified Tuesday that Gregory McMichael, a former police officer and one of the three white men who is charged with hunting down and murdering Ahmaud Arbery, told him he never saw Arbery commit a crime. Another officer, Jeff Brandeberry, testified McMichael never said he was trying to perform a “citizen’s arrest” of Arbery, which is a major part of the defense’s arguments. He’s questioned here by prosecutor Linda Dunikoski.

Linda Dunikoski: “While speaking with you, did Greg McMichael ever use the word 'burglary'?”

Jeff Brandeberry: “No, ma’am.”

Linda Dunikoski: “Did he ever use the word 'trespass'?”

Jeff Brandeberry: “No, ma’am.”

Linda Dunikoski: “Did he ever tell you, while you’re talking to him, that he was attempting to make a citizen’s arrest?”

Jeff Brandeberry: “No, ma’am.”

Linda Dunikoski: “Did he ever even use the word 'arrest'?”

Jeff Brandeberry: “No, ma’am.”

Linda Dunikoski: “Did he ever even use the word 'detain'?”

Jeff Brandeberry: “No, ma’am.”

Linda Dunikoski: “All right. Did he ever tell you that, 'Oh, we were going to detain this guy and wait for the police to come and investigate'?”

Jeff Brandeberry: “No, ma’am.”

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