The commissioners of a coastal Georgia county where Black man Ahmaud Arbery was fatally shot after being pursued by armed white men are suing to stop a referendum on abolishing the county police department.
Many will take to the streets, motivated by controversial police shootings in Wisconsin and Louisiana.
They have met only twice, but a Georgia House committee tasked with reviewing the state's citizen's arrest law could come to a bipartisan consensus soon, according to its chairman.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it was requested by the Glynn County Police Department to initiate a sex crimes investigation based on allegations made against William "Roddie" Bryan, Jr.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed House Bill 426 into law Friday afternoon at the State capitol in Atlanta, joining 46 other states who have hate crime laws.
A grand jury has returned indictments of the three suspects in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
A bill to let local voters decide whether to abolish the scandal-plagued Glynn County police department has gone to Gov. Brian Kemp for his approval or veto, having gained support in the Georgia legislature after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
Georgia Representative Jeff Jones, who serves the Glynn County area, is calling on Governor Brian Kemp to remove Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson for “for years of the gross mismanagement and abject politicized manner in which the BJC DA’s office has functioned” including the handling of the investigation into the death of Ahmaud Arbery earlier this year.
A state lawmaker has filed legislation to change Georgia's citizen's arrest statute after the death of Ahmaud Arbery.
Protesters brought calls for changes to Georgia’s laws regarding use of force and voting to the General Assembly on Monday, as some lawmakers inside the Capitol mounted a renewed push for a bill requiring heavier penalties for hate crimes. Others, though, expressed more support for police than protesters.
Protesters with the NAACP marched to the Capitol to greet the returning Georgia General Assembly and press them to change Georgia's criminal justice system.
Dozens of Georgia companies are lining up behind a push to pass a state hate crimes law.
Some of the money donated will fully cover college tuition costs for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna.
A judge ruled there was enough evidence to try three suspects on murder charges in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot while jogging on a Glynn County street. Magistrate Court Judge Wallace Harrell made the ruling after a day filled with testimony and evidence presented probable cause hearing for suspects Greg and Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan, allowing the case to proceed.
Counselors and therapists said mental health has been a top concern for clients this week.
He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. But first, he decided, he would take a break. College could wait until the fall.
A lawyer for the family of Ahmaud Arbery said Monday that a federal prosecutor told the slain man’s mother federal officials are investigating potential misconduct by local officials who handled the case.
The man who shot the video of a deadly encounter that has been seen around the world went before a judge Friday afternoon.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said late Thursday afternoon that a third arrest was made in connection to the death of Ahmaud Arbery.
"This is not criminalizing thought or speech," said state Rep. Chuck Efstration, R-Dacula. "The Hate Crimes Act would allow prosecutors to seek enhanced penalties only after a defendant is convicted of an underlying offense."