GBI reviewing additional footage as part of Ahmaud Arbery investigation
Saturday, May 9, 2020
ATLANTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says they are reviewing additional footage as part of the Ahmaud Arbery murder investigation.
The GBI says reports have been circulating about additional video footage. They confirm they are reviewing video and photographs as part of the active case.
The GBI also says the footage was reviewed at the beginning of the GBI investigation and before the arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael.
The video appears to be from a home security camera.
The Arbery’s family’s attorney, S. Lee Merritt, issued a statement about the video Saturday.
“Our office has reviewed the surveillance video which appears to show a person, believed to be Ahmaud Arbery, entering a property under construction. The individual remains on the property for under 3 minutes before continuing to jog down the road. This video is consistent with the evidence already known to us. Ahmaud Arbery was out for a jog. He stopped by a property under construction were he engaged in no illegal activity and only remained for a brief period. Ahmaud did not take anything from the construction site. He did not cause any damage to property. He remained for a brief period of time and was not instructed by anyone to leave, but rather left on his own accord to continue his job. Ahmaud’s actions at this empty home under construction were in no way a felony under Georgia law. This video confirms that Mr. Arbery’s murder was not justified and the actions of the men who pursued him and ambushed him were unjustified. We reiterate, Ahmaud Arbery did not take part in ANY felony, had no illegal substances in his system, was not armed yet was shot three times with a shotgun at close range."
The GBI says evidence will not be released at this time due to the active and ongoing investigation. If you have any new information regarding this case, you can call the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477) or https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online.