Neighbor says he's 'not proud' of filming Ahmaud Arbery shooting

People return to their vehicles after gathering to honor the life of Ahmaud Arbery at Sidney Lanier Park

People return to their vehicles after gathering to honor the life of Ahmaud Arbery at Sidney Lanier Park

The man who recorded the video of the controversial shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, back in February, says he's receiving death threats.

The men, Travis McMichael, 34, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 64, were charged on Thursday with murder and aggravated assault, two days after a graphic video of the shooting of Arbery became public and more than two months after the killing itself.

The new video, which appears to have been captured by a home security camera near the scene of the shooting, shows a man believed to be Arbery walking down a street before walking into the garage of a property under construction.

The letter also addresses the conflict of interest in the case since Gregory Michaels, a former cop in the area, previously worked with D.A. Durden. Additionally, they're demanding the man who filmed the incident, William Bryan, is arrested and faces trial as an accomplice.

Days later, Johnson recused herself.

Barnhill's and Johnson's offices could not immediately be reached for comment.

Last Tuesday, Atlantic Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden ruled a grand jury should consider the case and accepted Governor Brian Kemp's offer to have the GBI investigate. On 2 April, he wrote an email to the Glynn county police department saying it was his view that there was "insufficient probable cause" to arrest the McMichaels, arguing that they had acted lawfully under Georgia's self-defense laws, a view that was overturned when the pair was arrested this week. Bryan also denied being involved in any confrontation leading to Arbery's death.

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As the video concluded, Johnson turned right, put his hand to his forehead, and walked away from the camera in silence. Johnson thanked Fuller and Detective Chief Inspector Peter Yeomans , who leads the task force assigned to the case.

The DOJ statement comes a day after Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr asked the DOJ to conduct an investigation into how the case was handled by Georgia law enforcement.

People protest outside the Glynn county courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia.

"Whatever they are trying to do to justify what they did, they can't do it", Gary Arbery said.

"The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia have been supporting and will continue to fully support and participate in the state investigation", a statement from DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Monday.

Georgia state authorities stepped up their role in the case within hours of the video's release. "I mean he looks like a wonderful young guy", Trump said today during a White House briefing.

Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, has said she thinks her son, a former high school football player, was just jogging in the neighborhood before he was killed. "She followed the links".

"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", a lawyer's statement said, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I feel really good about it, and I want to say thank you to each and everyone that has supported us through this".

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