Hearing delayed for ex-DA charged in wake of Arbery killing

BRUNSWICK, Ga.– A court has actually delayed a court hearing this week for a former Georgia prosecutor billed with meddling in the cops investigation of the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery.Superior Court John R. Turner ordered that the court appearance for former Brunswick Judicial Circuit Area Attorney Jackie Johnson’, originally set up for Thursday, be held later on, according to court records. The judge has not set a brand-new date.Johnson has actually not appeared in court because she was indicted in September 2021 on charges of breaching her vow of office and also impeding authorities examining Arbery’s killing. White guys in pickup trucks chased after the young Black male on Feb. 23, 2020, after spotting him running in their area outside coastal Brunswick. The chase ended with Arbery being fired dead in the street.The male that started the chase, Greg McMichael, was a senior citizen that had actually worked as an investigator for Johnson. She was still Glynn Area’s top prosecutor when Arbery was killed, but lost her reelection campaign a few months later.The indictment against Johnson implicates her of utilizing her office to try to protect Greg McMichael and also Travis McMichael, his grown-up kid that fired the fatal shotgun blasts, from prosecution. Both McMichaels and also a next-door neighbor that joined the chase and also tape-recorded cellular phone video of the murder, William “Roddie” Bryan, weren’t detained until more than 2 months later when the video leaked online and also the Georgia Bureau of Examination took control of the situation from neighborhood police.The McMichaels and also Bryan all have actually considering that been convicted of murder and also federal hate crime charges. Johnson has refuted misdeed, claiming she immediately recused herself from the investigation into Arbery’s death.

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