India  

Defendant in Arbery killing used racial slur -investigator

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 02:20s - Published
Defendant in Arbery killing used racial slur -investigator

Defendant in Arbery killing used racial slur -investigator

**EDITORS NOTE: VIDEO CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE One of the white men charged in the Georgia killing of Ahmaud Arbery allegedly used a racial slur after shooting the unarmed black man, an investigator for the prosecution said in court on Thursday.

Lisa Bernhard has more.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

**EDITORS NOTE: VIDEO CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LAUNGUAGE WITH AUDIO BLEEPED OUT In an explosive new allegation, one of the white men charged in the Georgia killing of a black jogger used a racial slur after allegedly murdering the man, an investigator for the prosecution said in court on Thursday.

Special Agent Richard Dial of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation quoted defendant William Bryan as saying that fellow defendant Travis McMichael uttered the slur after shooting Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African-American man.

In an open courtroom, the investigator did not hold back when describing that moment, using explicit language.

"Mr. Bryan said that after the shooting took place, before police arrival while Mr. Arbery was on the ground, that he heard Travis McMichael make the statement: F****** n*****." The Arbery case triggered a national outcry after cellphone video of the Feb.

23 shooting was leaked on social media.

Thursday's hearing was to determine if there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial - the judge ruled there was and sent the case to a superior court for trial.

The hearing follows more than a week of demonstrations across the U.S. over the May 25th death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer.

Four officers have been charged in that case.

Special Agent Dial said the three defendants - Bryan, Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael - chased Arbery in pickup trucks and sought to box him in as he was jogging in their neighborhood.

Gregory McMichael and his son Travis are charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Bryan, a neighbor of the McMichaels' who took the cellphone video, was charged with felony murder and attempting to illegally detain and confine.

An attorney for Travis McMichael pressed Dial on whether Bryan was promised leniency for possible cooperation with the prosecution when he cited the alleged racial slur.Dial said he was unaware of any such offer.

The three defendants were not charged until more than two months after the shooting.

State police stepped in to investigate after the video was widely seen and local police took no action.




💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Killing of Ahmaud Arbery Killing of Ahmaud Arbery Fatal shooting in Georgia in 2020

Princeton Drops Woodrow Wilson's Name, Public Policy School [Video]

Princeton Drops Woodrow Wilson's Name, Public Policy School

June 27 (Reuters) - Princeton University is renaming its public policy school and Wilson College after concluding that U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s racist thinking and policies “make him an inappropriate namesake.” Announcing the move on Saturday, Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber said it related to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks, Black Americans who died at the hands of police in recent months.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:33Published
3 Men Indicted on Murder Charges in Killing of Ahmaud Arbery [Video]

3 Men Indicted on Murder Charges in Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

On Wednesday, a grand jury in Glynn County, Georgia, indicted the three white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:07Published
Suspects in Arbery’s killing are indicted on murder charges [Video]

Suspects in Arbery’s killing are indicted on murder charges

[NFA] The three white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was chased while jogging in their neighborhood, were each indicted on murder charges. Freddie Joyner has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:25Published
Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams & More on OWN's 'Where Do We Go From Here?' | THR News [Video]

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams & More on OWN's 'Where Do We Go From Here?' | THR News

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Winfrey hosted Black leaders to discuss policy reforms, including reparations and universal healthcare.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter    Duration: 02:35Published

Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia (U.S. state) State in the southeastern United States

Ex-'L&HH' Star Benzino Busted For Alleged Property Damage After Jealous Rage

Benzino allegedly flew into a jealous rage and took his anger out on his baby mama, Althea Eaton's new man and his truck ... which led to his arrest. The..
TMZ.com
Georgia's Biggest School District Has Hundreds Of Active COVID Cases [Video]

Georgia's Biggest School District Has Hundreds Of Active COVID Cases

Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia, reports HuffPost. Some 260 of their employees have either tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19. Those people will be quarantined ahead of the start of the fall semester next week. The district intends to offer all-digital classes with both prerecorded and live components. However, staff members were still required to come to work and began preplanning activities in-person.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:36Published

Guess Who This Computer Kid Turned Into!

Before this tech-lovin' tot was starring in original Disney channel movies, she was just another kid playing on the computer growing up in Augusta, Georgia. This..
TMZ.com
Hundreds Of Kids In Georgia Catch COVID At Summer Camp [Video]

Hundreds Of Kids In Georgia Catch COVID At Summer Camp

Georgia is facing a massive COVID-19 outbreak at an overnight summer camp this past June. Hundreds of children of all ages and teenage staff members have tested positive. The overnight camp opened on June 17, following the state’s easing of restrictions on May 31. 200 staff members and more than 300 children in total attended the camp, says Gizmodo. Two days into the camp, a staff member was sent home after feeling chills a day earlier.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:36Published
CDC: 44% of attendees at Georgia overnight camp test positive for COVID-19 [Video]

CDC: 44% of attendees at Georgia overnight camp test positive for COVID-19

Nearly half of those who attended an overnight camp held in Georgia have tested positive for COVID-19. 344 campers and staff members have been tested and received their results. Of the 344 available results, 260 -- or 44% -- tested positive for the virus, according to UPI. 69% of the positive tests involved children aged 11 to 17. 20% were reported in children aged 6 to 10. The camp was held in compliance following issued ordered by republican Georgia governor Brian Kemp.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:36Published

Lisa Bernhard American journalist

Trump labels Birx 'pathetic' in tweet [Video]

Trump labels Birx 'pathetic' in tweet

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump took a public swipe at White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx a day after she said infections from the virus were "extraordinarily widespread" in the U.S. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:17Published
Rep. Lewis praised by 3 presidents at funeral [Video]

Rep. Lewis praised by 3 presidents at funeral

[NFA] Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among those who spoke passionately about late civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in a historic Atlanta church Thursday. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:23Published
Maine restricts swimming after woman killed by shark [Video]

Maine restricts swimming after woman killed by shark

A fatality in Maine has limited swimming due to concerns about sharks, whose behavior is being studied through drone use and other technology by scientists in southern California. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:05Published
Barr fends off Democrats' attacks over protests [Video]

Barr fends off Democrats' attacks over protests

In a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr denied accusations by House Democrats that he is doing President Trump's bidding by intervening in high-profile cases and sending federal agents into U.S. cities. Lisa Bernhard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 03:35Published
Civil rights icon Lewis honored on Capitol Hill [Video]

Civil rights icon Lewis honored on Capitol Hill

A motorcade carrying the casket of Rep. John Lewis wound through Washington, D.C., Monday before arriving at the Capitol rotunda, where lawmakers gave the civil rights pioneer an emotional sendoff and where his body will lie in state through Tuesday. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:11Published

George Floyd (American football) George Floyd (American football) American football defensive back

Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations [Video]

Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations

When police encounters involving Tasers have turned fatal, Reuters has found black people make up a disproportionate share of those who die. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 04:23Published
Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit [Video]

Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit

Following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, curators from the Smithsonian in Washington have begun collecting artifacts for an eventual exhibit. Lisa Bernhard has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:56Published
Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter [Video]

Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter

Barbra Streisand has presented Disney shares to the young daughter of slain Minnesota man George Floyd.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:43Published
Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's d*ath in new Netflix special [Video]

Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's d*ath in new Netflix special

The new Netflix special debuted on the platform's YouTube channel Thursday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:11Published

African Americans African Americans Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry

Tremendous work on non-vaccine treatment: Donald Trump on US' Covid response [Video]

Tremendous work on non-vaccine treatment: Donald Trump on US' Covid response

Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, commented on the progress of research to stop the Covid-19 pandemic. Commenting on the race to develop a vaccine, he said that many companies are close to creating a successful one. He also announced a $2 billion deal with Sanofi and GSX for clinical trials and mass production of 10 crore doses of a vaccine. The US military is prepared to carry out distribution of a vaccine once it gets requisite clearance, said Trump. He also said that 'tremendous work' is being done on therapeutics, or non-vaccine treatment. The US government is looking at such methods 'very, very strongly'. The nation's Covid case tally has crossed 45 lakh, the highest in the world, with over 1.52 lakh deaths so far. The pandemic is set to be the biggest issue, apart from alleged discrimination against African-Americans, in the upcoming Presidential polls in the US. Elections are slated to be held in November 2020, although Trump has called for a postponement which was met with stern opposition. Watch the full video for more.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 03:33Published
Rookie cop seeks change from within [Video]

Rookie cop seeks change from within

[NFA] A look at one rookie police officer from Detroit, and a student advocate from New York City, who vow to help reform policing from within. Gavino Garay has the story.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 03:39Published
How U.S. systemic racism plays out in Black lives [Video]

How U.S. systemic racism plays out in Black lives

From birth to death, Black people face systemic inequality in the United States more than 150 years after slavery was abolished. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 03:04Published
NYC Mayor paints 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower [Video]

NYC Mayor paints 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:34Published

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Georgia Bureau of Investigation State law enforcement agency in U.S.

Atlanta police chief resigns as protesters decry killing of black man [Video]

Atlanta police chief resigns as protesters decry killing of black man

Atlanta's police chief resigned on Saturday, the city's mayor said, as protesters took to the streets hours after the fatal shooting by police of a black man who had fallen asleep in his car at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant drive-thru line. This report produced by Jonah Green.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:20Published

You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

White defendant in shooting death of Georgia black man used racial slur, investigator says

One of the white men charged in the Georgia killing of Ahmaud Arbery used a racial slur after...
Reuters India - Published


Tweets about this