Lawmakers vote to repeal a citizen’s arrest law

Just 13 deaths after the death of Ahmaud Arbery, Georgia lawmakers have voted to strip citizen's arrest from state law. Arbery was gunned down in February 2020 by two men who claimed they were trying to execute a citizen's arrest. The House passed with a single "No" vote. Lawmakers have called the citizen's arrest law antiquated and no longer has a place in the state.

Georgia nears limiting citizen arrests

Georgia lawmakers took another step Monday to repeal a citizen’s arrest law predating the Civil War, acting little more than a year after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man pursued by armed white men.

Georgia moving to repeal citizen’s arrest after Arbery death

Georgia moved closer Thursday to the possible repeal of an 1863 law that lets private citizens make an arrest, more than a year after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man chased by white men who said they suspected he had committed a crime.

Memorial, marches, and runs: Remembering Ahmaud Arbery

A year has passed since Ahmaud Arbery was gunned down while jogging through a south Georgia neighborhood outside the port city of Brunswick. It took nearly two months after the Feb. 23, 2020 slaying for the story of the 25-year-old Black man’s death to gain much attention. His story has since opened a broader conversation of equality in the country.