Detest crime charges contemplated over US jogger killing

The US justice department is contemplating federal detest crimes charges over the death of weaponless black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia in February.

Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, who are white, are fronting assissination and assault charges over the shooting.

The case provoked national fury when video of the death come into view last week.

Mr Arbery’s advocators have been using the hashtag¬†#IRunWithMaud, sharing photos and running 2.23 miles (3.6km) for the day he died, 23 February.

Some confine demonstration gathering outside courthouses in Georgia and neighbouring Florida.

*Questions have been raised about why the police failed to charge the McMichaels for more than two months. The pair were detained on Thursday by the state bureau of investigation (GBI), two days after the video came to light.*

Gregory, 64, and Travis, 34, are in the imprisonment of the Glynn County Sheriff’s Department, officials said on Friday.

Justice officials in Georgia have promised to investigate why it took so long to take into custody the McMichaels.

GBI Director Vic Reynolds told reporters on Friday that “every stone will be turned over, I promise you”.

Source___BBC News

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