For Immediate Release
November 24, 2021
Contact: Maya Boddie
Today, almost two years following the slaying of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging in his Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood, the three white men responsible for fatally shooting Arbery have been found guilty of murder.
After close to 11 hours of deliberation, the jury returned their verdict finding Gregorgy McMichael guilty on eight counts, his son Travis McMichael guilty on all nine counts, and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. guilty on six counts.
While we are pleased with the outcome of this trial, we know that there is much more work to be done to transform a justice system originally designed to work against Black and brown people. We also know true accountability will not be realized unless their sentencing, for which a date has not yet been announced, fits the measure of their crimes.
Race Forward continues to work towards a just democracy where the rights and lives of Black people are protected and respected and those who violate these rights are held accountable.