Frederick K. Brewington says that justice has been served as a jury found three men guilty in the February 23, 2020 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in southern Georgia.
On November 24, a jury found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan guilty. Travis McMichael was found guilty of one count of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one county of false imprisonment and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony. His father, Gregory, was found guilty of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one criminal attempt to commit a felony.
Mr. Bryan, who recorded the shooting incident on his cell phone, was found guilty of three counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one criminal attempt to commit a felony.
"Today we witnessed how our justice system can work," Mr. Brewington said. "Unfortunately, for far too long and today, young, innocent Black men have been killed for no reason and their murderers have been allowed to walk free. While justice has been served today because of this verdict, we still have a long way to go in making our justice system more equitable. It is every person’s duty to not run from the historical realities of racism that continue to divide us, but to address them and engage with each other to solve these deep-rooted concerns."