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Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case

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Posted at 3:45 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 03:45:16-04

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s attorney general has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.

Authorities say Arbery, a black man, died at the hands of two white men in February near the coastal city of Brunswick as he ran through a neighborhood.

No arrests were made until this month.

National outrage over the case swelled last week after video surfaced that appeared to show the shooting.

Attorney General Chris Carr says the family and community deserve answers about the case.

On Sunday, Georgia authorities announced they had arrested a 20-year-old man after investigating an online threat against people protesting Arbery's killing.