3 Charged With Hate Crime In Ahmaud Arbery Death

(Wednesday, April 28, 2021) – A federal grand jury has indicted three White men with hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  He’s the 25-year-old Black man who was gunned down while jogging in a Georgia neighborhood in February 2020.

The three charged are 35-year-old Travis McMichael, his father, 65-year-old Gregory McMichael, and 65-year-old William Bryan, a former police detective.  The three are already awaiting trial on murder charges, accused of confronting and killing Arbery as he jogged thru a neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga.

The case had drawn widespread criticism and protests after a video of the shooting went viral.  The attorney for the family of Arbery applauded the new charges.  “Yet another step in the right direction in a fight to hold people accountable for Arbery’s death,” said civil rights attorney Ben Crump.