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Tue May 26, 2020, 09:39 AM

U.S. Attorney considering charges against state officials in Arbery case, family's lawyers say


Justice Department officials want to know why it took so long to charge those responsible for Ahmaud Arbery's death, the family's attorneys said.

U.S. Attorney considering charges against state officials in Arbery case, family's lawyers say

Author: Michael King (11ALIVE)
Published: 6:53 PM EDT May 25, 2020
Updated: 1:22 AM EDT May 26, 2020

BRUNSWICK, Ga. According to attorneys for the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia told them last week that his office is now investigating why there was such a delay behind the arrests of the persons involved in the shooting death of Arbery.

The attorneys for Arbery's family, S. Lee Merritt, Benjamin Crump and L. Chris Stewart, released a joint statement on Monday evening:

"The mother and father of Ahmaud Arbery and their legal team met with officials from the Dept. of Justice late last week, including Bobby Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.
According to Mr. Christine, his office is investigating why it took so long to arrest the individuals responsible for Mr. Arbery's death. This would involve the consideration of both civil and criminal charges against state officials and other conspirators involved in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

We left that meeting feeling satisfied that the DOJ would do their part to fully investigate all players involved in this murder and that they would hold those responsible accountable."


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