A significant development in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case has come to light this week, with the Arbery family’s lawyer confirming that the FBI have launched an investigation into the conduct of two district attorneys and members of the police department that allegedly covered up Ahmaud’s killing.
Lee Merritt spoke to TMZ and explained that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia informed the family they were looking at both civil and criminal action against the officials.
Gregory McMichael, the father of Travis McMichael, who fired the fatal shots into Ahmaud, previously worked as a GCPD officer from 1982 to 1989, and as an investigator for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office from 1995 until his retirement in May 2019. Given that he worked on the same force that initially looked into the killing, it has been suspected his connections led to no arrests being made.
However, when the video of the shooting surfaced online, the pressure mounted on the McMichaels, who were swiftly arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.
The pair had claimed they were making a citizens arrest as they told police Ahmaud matched the description of a suspect who had broken into several properties in the nearby area in the weeks leading up to the shooting.
It certainly feels as though more and more heads are going to start rolling as this story unravels even further in the coming weeks and months.