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Georgia AG requests probe into district attorneys' handling of Arbery case

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Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Tuesday that he has requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate the actions of two district attorneys involved in the Ahmaud Arbery case. The case involved "possible prosecutorial misconduct" by the offices of the district attorneys, the GBI said in a news release. "Unfortunately, many questions and concerns have arisen regarding, among other things, the communications between and actions taken by the District Attorneys of the Brunswick and Waycross Circuits," Carr said in a statement Tuesday. "As a result, we have requested the GBI to review in order to determine whether the process was undermined in any way."

The case is now on its fourth district attorney, after multiple conflicts of interest. Arbery, 25, was shot and killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23. Police initially interviewed Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, but let them go. Months later, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was brought onto the case and arrested the McMichaels for murder and aggravated assault 48 hours into its independent investigation.

The elder McMichael is a former law enforcement officer who used to work for the local district attorney, Jackie Johnson. Carr told Fox News' Dana Perino on Saturday that he first became aware of the case on February 27, when Johnson notified his office of her conflict of interest. 12 May 2020

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