Georgia NAACP Issues Statement on DOJ Conducting Investigation to Ahmaud Arbery Case

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Crystal Greer / communications@naacpga.org


ATLANTA, GA (May 11, 2020) Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has requested that U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine conduct a ‘complete and transparent’ review into the investigation of the Ahmaud Arbery murder. The investigation will include a review of communication by and between the Offices of the District Attorney of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit and the Waycross Judicial Circuit.

The delay of prosecution and criminal accountability by these judicial officials compromised public safety and put the lives of innocent people – including Ahmaud Arbery – into danger. Georgia cannot continue to ignore the severity and egregious errors that have resulted.

“By their own actions, the community has lost complete confidence in the judicial process in both judicial circuits. Nothing less than complete removal will be accepted as their conduct in this case and previous cases construct a pattern of judicial malpractice and unethical behavior. The only way to restore the trust between community and law enforcement will be their letters of resignations – effective immediately,” says Rev. James Woodall, State President of the Georgia NAACP.


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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has had an unbroken presence in Georgia since 1917. The Georgia NAACP maintains a network of branches throughout Georgia, from cities to small rural counties. The Georgia NAACP has been the most effective and consistent advocates for African American civil rights in Georgia. You can read more about the Georgia NAACP’s work and mission at naacpga.org.

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