September 2 (Brunswick, GA) – Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump issued the following statement Thursday in response to the indictment of former Georgia district attorney Jackie Johnson for violating her oath of office and obstructing a police officer in connection with the investigation into the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
Attorney Ben Crump has issued the following statement:
“The path to justice for Ahmaud Arbery and his family has been a long and arduous one. But today’s indictment is yet another step in the right direction. Former DA Johnson may not have pulled the trigger on the day Ahmaud was murdered, but she played a starring role in the cover-up. Ahmaud was stalked, gunned down, and his killers were allowed to freely walk the streets for months. And why? Because DA Johnson wanted to protect one of Ahmaud’s killers: former police officer Greg McMichael.
“While nothing will bring back Ahmaud, we can make sure his death was not in vain. Today’s indictment sends a clear message to those in law enforcement and in the justice system whose actions and ethics fail to meet the standards of their office: corruption, evil, racism, and hate have no place here. We demand that former DA Johnson be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law without leniency.
“Ahmaud was denied all consideration the day he was murdered and in the months following his death – it’s past time that those responsible be held accountable for it.”
Read more about the Arbery case which The Burton Wire elevated here.