Three men indicted on murder charges over death of black jogger

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Three men have been indicted on charges of murder following the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.

Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan will face charges including malice and felony murder over the death of the 25-year-old.

Mr Arbery was unarmed when he was shot dead on 23 February as he jogged through a neighbourhood in Brunswick.

Travis McMichael fired the shots that killed Ahmaud Arbery, police say. Pic: Georgia Bureau of Investigations
Image: Travis McMichael fired the shots that killed Ahmaud Arbery, police say. Pic: Georgia Bureau of Investigations

McMichael, 34, and his father Gregory, 64, a former police officer, armed themselves and gave chase when they spotted Mr Arbery – telling police they believed he was a burglary suspect.

It was not until 7 May – two days after footage from Bryan’s mobile phone showing the shooting was leaked – that the McMichaels were charged.

Gregory McMichael and his son were charged with murder and aggravated assault. Pic: Georgia Bureau of Investigations
Image: Gregory McMichael and his son have both been indicted. Pic: Georgia Bureau of Investigations

Bryan, 50, was arrested on 22 May on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Prosecutor Joyette Holmes said: “This is another positive step, another great step for finding justice for Ahmaud, for finding justice for this family and the community beyond.”

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Meanwhile, the police chief for Tucson, Arizona, has offered his resignation after a 27-year-old man died while handcuffed and placed face-down.

Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation a day after the death of Carlos Ingram-Lopez on 21 April became public, acknowledging the department had failed to disclose the death in a timely manner.

Three officers have already resigned following the incident for “violating department policy”.

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