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A former prosecutor who was involved in the death of Ahmaud Arbery is facing criminal charges

A grand jury in Georgia indicted a former prosecutor on Thursday, accusing her of “showing favour and love” to one of the men now accused with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and of ordering police officers not to arrest another suspect.

The indictment came as a result of an inquiry Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr launched last year into county prosecutors’ treatment of Arbery’s murder after a cellphone video of the shooting and a delay in charging him caused a nationwide uproar.

On February 23, 2020, Arbery was running through a Georgia area when he was reportedly followed and surrounded by Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, both of whom are White. In May 2020, the two guys were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault. The McMichaels informed authorities that they thought Arbery was a burglary suspect and that they had acted in self-defense.

According to the indictment, Johnson did not disclose that he had sought assistance from another district attorney before proposing that the matter be taken over, and as a result, he “could not treat Amad Arbury and his family fairly and dignifiedly.” That’s what’s been stated. Johnson rejected the position since Gregory McMichael already was employed in her office.

According to a lawsuit filed by the state prosecutor on Thursday, Johnson has been charged with “violating the oath of public employees” and “obstructing and interfering with law enforcement personnel.”

Jonathan James
Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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