Georgia Attorney General Looking into Arbery Case

Published: May 11, 2020  Updated: May 12, 2020 at 6:58 am EST

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr will examine Ahmaud Arbery’s murder investigation, a spokesperson for Carr confirmed to CBS News on Saturday. In a statement, Carr said that he will look into how the case was handled “from the outset.”

“The family, the community and the state of Georgia deserve answers. We need to know exactly what happened, and we will be working to find those answers,” Carr said in his statement.

Arbery, 25, was shot and killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested and charged Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, for the murder and aggravated assault this week — days after a cellphone video showing two men confronting and shooting Arbery surfaced. The McMichaels say they were acting in self-defense.

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