Police release mugshot of district attorney, Jackie Johnson, arrested for her role in covering up the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Police release mugshot of district attorney, Jackie Johnson, arrested for her role in covering up the murder of Ahmaud Arbery



A former Georgia District Attorney has been arrested on charges linked to her alleged mishandling of the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was pursued and gunned down as he jogged through a Brunswick neighborhood last year.



Jackie Johnson, who was indicted by a grand jury last week on one felony count of violating her oath of office and one misdemeanor count of interfering with a police investigation, is accused of using her position to delay the arrests of three white men who killed Arbery in February of 2020.



The ex-Glynn County district attorney turned herself in to the Glynn County Sheriff’s office Wednesday morning, September 8, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.



She was released later on $10,000 bond.



Johnson was the county's top prosecutor when Arbery was fatally shot last year, and one of the armed men who pursued him had worked for her as an investigator.





Ahmaud Arbery



Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, sought the indictment of Johnsons after requesting an investigation of possible misconduct by local prosecutors who failed to bring charges in the killing.



Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael armed themselves with guns and gave chase in a pickup truck on Feb. 23, 2020, after they spotted Arbery running in their neighborhood just outside the port city of Brunswick (read here).Latest Post
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