Vigilante shooting: Georgia county officials say DA blocked arrests for weeks

Vigilante shooting: Georgia county officials say DA blocked arrests for weeks
The shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. Social media video

[Ed. – I’m not sure this looks like a racial issue, so much as the DA protecting a former associate.  The father (arrested along with his son) used to work as an investigator for the DA.  Would there have been outside attention earlier if the victim had been a white man? It’s a legitimate question.  A terrible incident, in any case.  No excuses, as it appears from here.]

Two Glynn County commissioners say District Attorney Jackie Johnson’s office refused to allow the Glynn County Police Department to make arrests immediately after the Feb. 23 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

The GBI announced the arrests of Travis McMichael, 34, and his father Greg McMichael, 64, on Thursday – more than two months after the fatal shooting. …

“The police at the scene went to her, saying they were ready to arrest both of them. These were the police at the scene who had done the investigation,” Commissioner Allen Booker, who has spoken with Glynn County police, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “She shut them down to protect her friend McMichael.”

Greg McMichael, now retired, once worked as an investigator in Johnson’s office.

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