Georgia AG Carr Requests DOJ Investigation Into Handling of Ahmaud Arbery case

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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7 Responses

  1. Michael Schilling says:

    The Trump DOJ? They’ll recommend the shooter for a Medal of FreedomReport

  2. Oscar Gordon says:

    Wait, am I reading that correctly, that one of the guys who murdered Arbery previously served as an investigator working for the prosecution in a case involving Arbery? They had history?Report

    • Worked for the DA that recused, yes.Report

      • InMD in reply to Andrew Donaldson says:

        Two DAs recused themselves. The first was within days, the second (George Barnhill) took weeks and is the one that wrote that the defendants shouldn’t be charged when the case was again transferred.

        My suspicion is that this is going to be another situation where the explosive racial angle overshadows the more banal issues of oversight, conflicts of interest, and special treatment among law enforcement.Report

      • Oscar Gordon in reply to Andrew Donaldson says:

        But this:

        … that his son who is employed as a prosecutor in the Office of the Brunswick Circuit District Attorney had handled a prior prosecution of Mr. Arbery and that one of the defendants in this case had also served as an investigator on the same prosecution.

        Suggests to me that the senior McMichael potentially knew who Arbery was.Report

        • Philip H in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

          and likely viewed him as a criminal element, so when they saw him go by (assuming they weren’t out looking for him), they felt like they had cause to pursue him.Report