- A Georgia prosecutor, whom the family of Ahmaud Arbery accused of a “cover-up” in his murder, has finally been criminally charged.
- According to the indictment, former DA Jackie Johnson let her “favor and affection” for Arbery’s alleged murderer stand in the way of justice.
- The two-count indictment could put the DA behind bars for up to six years if convicted.
Adam Klasfeld from Law&Crime writes:
“A Georgia prosecutor whom the family of Ahmaud Arbery accused of a “cover up” has been criminally charged with violating her oath of office and obstructing a law enforcement officer.
According to the two-count indictment revealed on Thursday, former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson let her “favor and affection” for Arbery’s alleged murderer Greg McMichael stand in the way of justice.
Despite Johnson’s alleged actions, Greg and his son Travis McMichael now face state and federal charges in connection with Arbery’s death. The McMichaels and their alleged accomplice William “Roddie” Bryan are accused in the Peach State of murdering Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020.
As Georgia did not have a hate crime statute until after Arbery’s death, federal prosecutors separately allege that the three defendants interfered with the 25-year-old’s rights “because of Arbery’s race and color.”
Expanding the case’s fallout to law enforcement, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr charged the former DA in connection with the case, which he characterized as a matter involving integrity in public office…”
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