TIMELINE of EVENTS
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February 23, 2020
• Gregory and Travis McMichael shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, who was jogging during the day in Brunswick, Georgia minutes from his home.
February 27, 2020
• Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson recused herself.
• Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney George E. Barnhill took over the case.
April 7, 2020
• Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney George E. Barnhill recused himself from the case and requested a new prosecutor be in charge of it.
April 13, 2020
• Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden took over the case.
April 29, 2020
• The Glynn County Police Department requested the assistance of the GBI in investigating allegations of threats allegedly made against the GCPD and individuals involved in the case.
May 5, 2020
• District Attorney Tom Durden released a statement that the case should be presented to a grand jury for consideration of criminal charges.
• A video of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery was widely leaked and shared online.
• The GBI announced that the Glynn County police Department requested the GBI Kingsland Office investigate the release of the video of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
• District Attorney Tom Durden requested the GBI investigate the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
May 6, 2020
• The GBI initiated their investigation into the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
May 7, 2020
• The GBI arrested Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael on charges of murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
May 8, 2020
• Gregory and Travis McMichael were denied bond.
May 10, 2020
• Georgia Attorney General (AG) Chris Carr, requested the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct an investigation into the handling of the Ahmaud Arbery case.
May 11, 2020
• The DOJ stated that they are weighing whether to bring federal hate crimes charges against the two men accussed in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
• AG Chris Carr requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation launch an investigation into the actions of the Brunswick and the Waycross Judicial Circuits District Attorneys.
• AG Chris Carr appointed Cobb County Judicial Circuit District Attorney Joyette Holmes to lead the prosecution of Gregory and Travis McMichael for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
May 12, 2020
• The GBI announced they were initiating an investigation into the conduct of DA Johnson and DA Barnhill.
May 21, 2020
• The GBI arrested William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., the man who filmed the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. He has been charged with Felony Murder and Criminal Attempt to Commit False Imprisonment.
June 4, 2020
• Glynn County Judge Wallace E. Harrell ruled there was enough probable cause to proceed with charging Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan Jr. on all charges related to the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.