Law enforcement ties, long delay complicate Arbery case
According to the police report, Gregory McMichael said he saw a person he suspected of burglary hauling ass down the street. Gregory McMichael told police they wanted to talk to Arbery and tried to corner him, but he began to violently attack Travis McMichael, the report says. Officers in a small town calling the DA for guidance in a fatal shooting case is not unusual and would normally be uncontroversial. A second prosecutor was brought in after the first recused herself because Gregory McMichael had worked for her, and he quickly decided no charges were necessary. The footage seemed to refute Gregory McMichaels version and prompted widespread outrage and calls for justice.