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Ex-prosecutor Indicted For Misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery Case
A former Georgia prosecutor has been indicted on misconduct charges related to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
A grand jury on Thursday indicted former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson on charges of violating her oath of office and hindering a law enforcement officer.
Arbery was fatally shot in February 2020 after a white father and son armed themselves and pursued the 25-year-old Black man after spotting him running in their neighborhood.
One of the men, Gregory McMichael, had worked for Johnson as an investigator and called her after the shooting. He and his son, Travis McMichael, weren't charged until more than two months later. Johnson recused herself and called in an outside prosecutor to take the case. She has insisted she did nothing wrong.
“Our office is committed to ensuring those who are entrusted to serve are carrying out their duties ethically and honestly,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “We thank the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Glynn County Grand Jury for their hard work. While an indictment was returned today, our file is not closed, and we will continue to investigate in order to pursue justice.”
Read the full press release here.