Published May 9, 2020
Second photo: Gregory McMichael and the District Attorney of Glynn County, Jackie Johnson. Jackie Johnson was the first DA to hear about the case and choose not to pursue charges against the McMichaels.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has released “new” footage to the public in the Ahmaud Arbery case. While it is considered new to us in the public, this video footage was available and viewed by the GBI in their investigation. The GBI concluded that there was sufficient probable cause to charge the McMichaels with felony murder and aggravated assault. All too often, additional information such as this is used by some media outlets who have an agenda to paint the image of “criminal” and “thug” of Black males who are the actual victims. We warn against the public jumping to rash judgments or feelings as if the McMichaels are now somehow justified in their actions. They are not! Our founder, Trial Attorney David Lee Windecher, re-visited with fellow Atlanta Trial Attorney Manny Arora to discuss this new development and the impact it may have on the Ahmaud Arbery case moving forward.
Here’s a link to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article with the new video footage: Click here