The day after the shooting, then-District Attorney Jackie Johnson placed a call to Greg McMichael, a retired investigator for her office.
Georgia prosecutors say the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery was followed by 16 phone calls between the local district attorney and a former employee later convicted of murder in the shooting. Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson was indicted last year on misconduct charges for her handling of Arbery's death.
A federal judge has postponed sentencing for the white men convicted of hate crimes in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery until Aug. 8. Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan each face possible life sentences after being convicted of hate crimes in February.
Savannah State journalism professor Jason Miccolo Johnson and his students documented the demonstration outside the Glynn County Courthouse last November.
In a 20-page motion filed in Glynn County Superior Court on Wednesday, Jackie Johnson’s lawyers asked for the two charges brought by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr against her to be dropped, calling the accusations “wholly specious, unjust” and “an impermissible, politically motivated ‘hit job.'” It claims that within 3 hours of Ahmaud Arbery’s death that Glynn County police decided not to charge the men involved.
The Southern District of Georgia is one of just three federal court districts in the U.S. without a public defender. Sen. Jon Ossoff is seeking to change that.
Travis and Greg McMichael argue that they didn't violate Arbery's civil rights to use a public facility because the streets of Satilla Shores were not “provided or administered” by Glynn County.
The Black man who served as foreman of the jury that returned hate crime convictions against the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery says he believes the verdicts show no one is above the law.
Hear Brunswick residents share what the historic hate crimes verdict means to them moving forward.
A jury in Brunswick, Ga., found defendants Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan guilty of hate crimes in the 2020 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
This year's anniversary of Arbery's death comes one day after his three convicted killers, who are white, were found guilty of targeting Arbery because of his race in a federal hate crimes trial.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A verdict in the hate crimes trial of the three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. GPB News' Benjamin Payne joins the panel for the first time. Plus, Herschel Walker said the tenor of the Republican gubernatorial primary is bad for the GOP.
Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery praised the guilty verdict, while vowing to continue pursuing justice for their son and remembering his legacy.
The three men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery's fatal shooting have been found guilty of federal hate crimes. A jury delivered its verdict Tuesday after several hours of deliberations.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Our panel checks in with what is happening under the Gold Dome, with a legislative roundup on the status on bills concerning campaign fundraising, transgender sports bans and legal gambling.