Voters could get say on abolishing police after Arbery death

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.

State representative calls on governor to remove first DA to pass on Brunswick Circuit DA after Arbery case

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.

Georgia protesters seek change as some in GOP back police

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.

Judge: Enough evidence to try 3 men for murder in Ahmaud Arbery case

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.

In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads

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.