Former Georgia district attorney Jackie Johnson criminally charged over investigation into Ahmaud Arbery shooting death

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A painting of Ahmaud Arbery is displayed during a vigil at New Springfield Baptist Church on Feb. 23, 2021 in Waynesboro, GA.Sean Rayford | Getty ImagesA former district attorney in Georgia was indicted Thursday on charges of violating her oath of office and obstructing a police officer in connection with an investigation into the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger who was gunned down after three white men chased him in trucks.Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit top prosecutor Jackie Johnson is accused of showing favor to one defendant in the killing, retired police officer Greg McMichael, 65, who had worked for her as an investigator.The grand jury indictment says Johnson recommended the appointment of another county's prosecutor to handle the case without revealing that she had previously sought the assistance of that prosecutor in the Arbery investigation.Johnson also is accused of improperly blocking the arrest of Travis McMichael, Greg's son.The McMichaels had chased
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