The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

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A former Georgia prosecutor was indicted Thursday on misconduct charges alleging she used her position to shield the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged with crimes immediatel­y after the shootings.

A grand jury in coastal Glynn County indicted former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson on charges of violating her oath of office and hindering a law enforcemen­t officer.

The indictment resulted from an investigat­ion Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr requested last year into local prosecutor­s’ handling of Arbery’s slaying after a cellphone video of the shooting and a delay in charges sparked a national outcry.

“While an indictment was returned today, our file is not closed, and we will continue to investigat­e in order to pursue justice,” Carr, a Republican, said in a statement.

Arbery was killed Feb. 23, 2020, after a white father and son, Greg and Travis McMichael, armed themselves and pursued the 25-year-Black man in a pickup truck after spotting him running in their neighborho­od outside the coastal city of Brunswick, about 70 miles south of Savannah.

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