The three have been charged with federal hate crimes for the 2020 assassination of Ahmed Arberi, which sparked anti-apartheid protests.
Three white men from the U.S. state of Georgia have not pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes in connection with the death of Ahmed Arberry, who was shot while jogging on Tuesday.
Arberry is running in the coastal community of South Georgia outside the town of Brunswick In February 2020 Gregory McMitchel, his son Travis McMichael and neighbor William “Roddy” Brian when three men chase and kill him.
People later told police they thought he was trying to arrest a thief and a civilian.
Authorities in the United States have previously accused Travis McMishley Sending racist messages, Further investigating the role of racism in the killings and brought in the U.S. Department of Justice last month Hate crime and attempted kidnapping Complaints against men.
Each Three is not a culprit Time to appear before Federal Magistrate Judge Benjamin W. Chasebro in the U.S. Southern District Court in Brunswick on Tuesday.
McMahells and Brian have already been charged with murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and attempted criminal offense.
On Tuesday, Ahmad’s father, Marcus Arberry, told senior reporters that he was happy to hear the allegations.
He welcomed the federal inquiry and said it was “a great relief to our family, because we know [we are close to] I am getting justice for my son. “
Civil rights lawyers have accused U.S. authorities of being slow to prosecute the case, no arrests have been made ten weeks after the incident, and video footage of the shooting posted on social media has since sparked public outrage.
On May 25 last year, George Floyd called for a trial of Arberry’s death, just weeks before the murder of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer.
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Chauvin had been kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes Convicted The incident of involuntary manslaughter and homicide in Minneapolis, which ended last month, is the subject of a wide-ranging observation.
Chauvin’s conviction has raised hopes among activists and politicians who are optimistic about police reform. He will be sentenced in June.
Former attorney’s lawyer Eric Nelson has appealed for a new trial, but cited prosecutor and jury misconduct, including allegations by a jury that he failed to disclose that he had traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the Black Lives Matter rally after Floyd’s death. .