Black district attorney to take over Ahmaud Arbery case

Georgia Chase Deadly Shooting
Posted at 4:47 PM, May 11, 2020

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's attorney general is appointing a black district attorney to take over the case involving the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery.

Attorney General Chris Carr said Monday he has chosen Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes to head the prosecution.

Holmes is the third outside prosecutor assigned to the case since Arbery was slain Feb 23.

The case went more than two months without arrests until last week, when video of Arbery's shooting surfaced online. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged a white father and son with felony murder and aggravated assault.

A Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday that federal prosecutors are looking at the evidence to determine if federal hate crime charges are warranted.