Attorney Ben Crump responds to newly discovered text message in Ahmaud Arbery case

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump issued the following statement today in response to a newly released text message in the Ahmaud Arbery murder. The text message from Officer Robert Rash indicates that the Glynn County police enlisted the help of at least one of the suspects in the shooting, retired police officer Greg McMichael.

“It has been long speculated as to why the police didn’t arrest the murderous father and son duo on the day they executed Ahmaud Arbery. Could it be they knew that they would be implicated for aiding and abetting in the crimes that the McMichaels had committed based on this text?”

Months before the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, retired Glynn County law enforcement officer Greg McMichael told local police he could help look out for an unwanted visitor to a home construction site in his neighborhood, records show.

McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in Arbery’s shooting death. He was 25.

Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable.

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