Ahmaud Arbery: prosecutors under investigation over handling of killing

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‘Questions and concerns’ have arisen about actions of the district attorneys involved, says Georgia’s attorney general

The Georgia prosecutors who first handled the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery before charges were filed more than two months later have been placed under investigation for their conduct in the case, which has prompted a national outcry.

Georgia’s attorney general, Chris Carr, announced that he had asked the Georgia bureau of investigation (GBI) and federal authorities to investigate how local prosecutors handled the killing of 25-year-old Arbery, who was pursued by a white father and son before being shot on a residential street on 23 February just outside the port city of Brunswick. Arbery’s relatives have said he was jogging at the time.

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