LISTEN: 911 Dispatcher Doesn’t Understand What Arbery Is ‘Doing Wrong’
In the 911 call regarding the fatal incident involving Ahmaud Arbery and his assailants, Gregory and Travis McMichael, the 911 dispatcher said she didn't understand what Arbery was "doing wrong."
Travis McMichael, the 34-year-old son of Gregory McMichael, told a 911 dispatcher Arbery was running on a construction property, but he wasn't breaking into the property.
The dispatcher asked Travis McMichael what Arbery was doing and he said that Arbery was running up the street.
"I just need to know what he was doing wrong," the dispatcher said. "Was he just on the premises and not supposed to be?"
EXCERPT FROM 911 CALL WITH TRAVIS McMICHAEL
Travis: There's a guy in a house right now. There's a house under construction.
911 Dispatcher:Do you have your address or the other — that house's address?
Travis: Uh, right at 219 or 220 Satilla Drive.
911 Dispatcher: And you say someone's breaking into it right now?
Travis: No, it's all open and it's under construction and he's running right now. There he goes right now.
911 Dispatcher: OK. What is he doing?
Travis: He's running down the street.
911 Dispatcher: OK. That's fine. I'll get them out there. I just need to know what he was doing wrong.
Travis also said the man was caught on surveillance cameras several times, as the Glynn County neighborhood had several break-ins that week in February.
Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old black man, was shot and killed while he was out jogging after a confrontation with the father and son in Glynn County late February. The two have been arrested on murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting.
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The head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a Friday briefing that after two days of investigating the two-month-old shooting death there was “sufficient probable cause” to arrest two men on charges of aggravated assault and felony murder.
GBI Director Vic Reynolds didn't rule out more arrests in the future.
“We base our decisions on two things: one are facts and the other is the law,” Reynolds said. “Whatever the facts are, we apply the law to it.”