The Georgia prosecutors who initially handled the fatal shooting of unarmed Black man, before charges were filed more than two months later, were placed under investigation Tuesday over their handling of his killing.
Action was only taken after the shocking video of his death went viral.
The announcement was made by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. He called for Georgia Bureau of Investigation and federal authorities to investigate how local prosecutors handled the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.
“Unfortunately, many questions and concerns have arisen” about the actions of the district attorneys, Carr said Tuesday in a statement per AP News. As a result, the attorney general asked the GBI to review the matter “to determine whether the process was undermined in any way.”
Gregory McMichael told police he and his adult son armed themselves and chased Abrery because they thought he matched the description of a burglary suspect -- but Arbery was doing nothing more than going for a jog.
Both men have been arrested and charged with the shooting death of Arbery.