Ex-police officer and son charged with murder of black jogger in US

Adrian Ovalle

A former US authorities officer and his son have actually been charged with the murder of a black male who was shot dead while running.

Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael were jailed on Thursday over the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was eliminated near the city of Brunswick, Georgia in February.

The charges were brought by the Georgia Bureau of Examination (GBI) after video of the occurrence emerged previously today.

Gregory McMichael has actually been charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery. Picture: Georgia Bureau of Examinations

Travis McMichael is likewise charged withmurder Picture: Georgia Bureau of Examinations

The video was taken by an unknown witness in another car.

Gregory McMichael, 64, informed investigators in February that he and his son chased Mr Arbery since they presumed him of being an intruder.

However Mr Arbery’s mom, Wanda Cooper Jones, stated she thought her 25- year-old son – a former American football gamer – was merely running in the location prior to he was eliminated on 23 February.

The GBI stated in a declaration that the McMichaels “confronted Arbery with two firearms” and “during the encounter, Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery”.

Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead in February

According to a cops report, the McMichaels got a revolver and a shotgun, delved into a truck and followed Arbery as he ran.

They informed officers Arbery matched the description of somebody captured on a security video camera devoting a current robbery in the area, the authorities report stated.

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Gregory McMichael, who functioned as a detective for Glynn County district lawyer Jackie Johnson up until in 2015, informed authorities that Arbery had actually strongly assaulted his son.

At a press conference on Thursday prior to the arrests were revealed, Georgia guv Brian Kemp stated the killing was “absolutely horrific”.

He stated: “Earlier this week I watched the video depicting Mr Arbery’s last moments alive. I can tell you it’s absolutely horrific, and Georgians deserve answers.”

Gov Kemp informed press reporters he was positive the GBI would “find the truth”.

The McMichaels have actually likewise been charged with worsened attack.

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