Georgia’s attorney general asks DoJ to investigate the killing of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

Georgia’s attorney general has requested a federal investigation into the killing of an unarmed black jogger after a national outcry over a two-month delay in arresting the two white men responsible.

Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, when he was shot and killed by former police officer Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34 on February 23.

The local police department initially chose not to arrest the two men, saying they had acted lawfully, but reversed this decision last week when leaked footage of the killing sent shock waves across the US.

Georgia’s attorney general, Chris Carr, announced he has asked the US Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the handling of the case.

Mr Carr said his office is “committed to a complete and transparent review of how the Ahmaud Arbery case was handled from the outset.”

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