Judge allows video release in Black man's shooting death
The Fayetteville Observer reports that Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jim Ammons issued his ruling Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, two days after Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins filed the request. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File) (Andrew Craft)FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — (AP) — A judge on Thursday granted a request from the police chief of a North Carolina city to release body camera video recorded in the aftermath of the shooting death of a Black man by an off-duty sheriff's deputy. Two witnesses have made comments on social media, released a video and spoken at a demonstration, creating “significant public attention,” according to the petition. “There are a lot of reasons why Black children have to grow up without their fathers,” Crump said. For copyright information, check with the distributor of this item, The Fayetteville Observer.wftv.com
Man who recorded Ahmaud Arbery shooting video charged with murder
At this point, we feel confident the individuals who needed to be charged have been charged, Reynolds said at GBI headquarters in Decatur. William Roddie Bryan Jr., 50, was arrested Thursday on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Bryan's neighbors, Gregory and Travis McMichael, were arrested on felony murder and aggravated assault charges after the video spread on social media, more than two months after the slaying. Gregory McMichael told police he suspected Arbery was a burglar and that Arbery attacked his son before being shot. Gough declined to discuss Bryan's actions the day of the shooting but said authorities overreached in charging him with felony murder.