A grand jury charged a former Georgia prosecutor on Thursday, accusing one of the men currently charged with murdering Amad Arbury for “showing favor and affection,” and another charges against police officers. Instructed not to arrest the person.
Prosecutor Jackie Johnson, a former district attorney in Glynn County, has withdrawn from an incident involving Arbury, a 25-year-old black man who faced three white men while jogging in the neighborhood. rice field.
The angry and deadly encounter was recorded on William Brian’s cell phone video of Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael shooting deadly Mr. Arbury. All three were charged with murder.
Johnson has been charged with “violating the oath of civil servants” and “obstructing and interfering with law enforcement officers,” according to a complaint released Thursday by the state prosecutor.
According to the indictment, Johnson did not reveal that he had sought the help of another district attorney before recommending that the case be taken over, so he “could not treat Amad Arbury and his family fairly and dignifiedly. It is said that. Johnson turned down himself because Gregory McMichael was working in her office.
She also instructed two Glynn County police officers not to arrest Travis McMichael “intentionally and intentionally,” and said the indictment “contrary to state law.”
“Our office is committed to enabling those entrusted with service to perform their duties ethically and in good faith,” state prosecutor-general Chris Carr said in a statement. The state continues to investigate Mr. Arbury’s case, he added.
It is currently led by a fourth prosecutor appointed by Mr. Kerr in May 2020.
George E. Burnhill of the Waycross Judiciary Circuit, the district attorney who succeeded Ms. Johnson, later resigned because her son worked for Ms. Johnson. He advised that McMichael’s is protected by state civil arrest and self-defense laws and should not be held liable for killing.
A third prosecutor from a small county office was dismissed after the state prosecutor’s chief determined that he was not ready to handle the vast case.
In February 2020, McMichael’s armed with shotguns and handguns and chased Mr. Arbury on a pickup truck.
When they chased Mr. Arbury, they shouted, “Stop, stop, I want to talk to you,” according to Gregory McMichael’s report in a police report. According to officials, Mr. Arbury was shot deadly by Travis McMichael after Mr. McMichael got off the truck.
Johnson was voted absent later that year, primarily as a result of criticism of the handling of the case, including Mr. Arbury.