A former Georgia prosecutor has been indicted on charges of obstructing law enforcement and violating her oath of office in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, who was confronted and killed while jogging through a Brunswick neighborhood in 2020.
NEWS: Former prosecutor indicted over Ahmaud Arbery case, accused of helping shield suspects in fatal shooting https://t.co/qFtBDXpGAq
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) September 2, 2021
Months went by without any arrests until video footage of the incident went viral igniting a national outcry.
From the Washington Post:
Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson is accused of violating her oath of office and obstructing police in the Black man’s fatal shooting last February.
The indictment says Johnson showed “favor and affection” to Greg McMichael, who was previously an investigator in her office, and also failed to “treat Ahmaud Arbery and his family fairly and with dignity” when she sought help from another district attorney who eventually recused himself from the case.
Johnson is also accused of obstructing law enforcement by directing that Greg McMichael’s son, Travis McMichael, should not be arrested, “contrary to the laws” of Georgia.
Read the full article here.
BREAKING: Former Georgia prosecutor Jackie Johnson has been indicted on misconduct charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death. The charges allege she used her position to shield the men who chased & killed Arbery from being initially charged in his murder.
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 2, 2021
The ex-DA who oversaw the investigation of #AhmaudArbery's killing has been indicted on charges of misconduct, Georgia's AG announced.
Jackie Johnson allegedly used her power to protect the men accused of chasing and fatally shooting Arbery while he was jogging on Feb. 23, 2020. pic.twitter.com/tGxb7IOz13
— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 2, 2021