Latest Ahmaud Arbery News

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, people gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Officer in raid says Breonna Taylor 'didn't deserve to die'

Oct. 21, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor after he was wounded by her boyfriend's gunshot said she “didn’t deserve to die.” Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker who was roused from her bed by police serving a...

Attorney Ron Haley adjusts the microphone at the podium for Mona Hardin, center, mother of Ronald Greene, as she approaches to speak at a news conference outside the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Attorney Lee Merritt stands directly behind Hardin. Greene died following a police chase in Louisiana in 2019, and his death is now under federal investigation. Greene's family filed a federal wrongful-death lawsuit in May alleging troopers

Black man's family views graphic video of in-custody death

Oct. 15, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down across...

FILE - This Aug. 22, 2019 photo shows Rapsody posing for a portrait in New York. Rapsody's “Pray Momma Don’t Cry” is one of four songs featured on “I Can’t Breath/Music for the Movement,” a four-song album that is a joint venture between Disney Music Group and The Undefeated, ESPN’s platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. Rapsody is hoping the album can unite people.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

Disney recruits Rapsody, others for EP honoring Black lives

Oct. 13, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated gifted lyricist Rapsody has written “maybe 15 verses this year to reflect the times” — as she put it — about the Black experience. So when Disney asked the rapper to pen a new tune for a new EP honoring Black lives and social justice, she thought...

In this photo provided by Ember Studio, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and his wife, Debbie Meadows, walk down the aisle at their daughter's wedding, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Atlanta. (Courtesy of Ember Studio via AP)

Newspaper: Trump official ignored virus rules at wedding

Oct. 8, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, a newspaper reported Thursday. Photos of the event show many of the guests crowding together, dancing...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters

Sep. 25, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in as many days as he tried to chip away at his Democratic rival’s support among Black and Hispanic voters and in key battleground states. At a “Black Voices for...

Ga. judge throws out oath-violation charges against officers

Sep. 25, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia judge ruled Wednesday to throw out some criminal charges against three police officers, although remaining charges mean each is still on track to go to trial. Glynn County Superior Court Judge Anthony Harrison dismissed three charges of violating oaths of office...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy while posing for photographs at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Analysis: Naomi Osaka is poised to lead tennis on, off court

Sep. 13, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka is at the top of tennis right now, poised to lead the way on the court -- and off it -- for years to come. Still just 22, she already owns three Grand Slam titles after winning the U.S. Open. All were claimed in a span of the past seven major tournaments, thanks primarily to her...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Naomi Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd US Open title

Sep. 12, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, “What the heck is happening?” In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2020, file photo, a group of protesters gather outside the Glynn County Courthouse while a preliminary hearing is being held inside for Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan, in Brunswick, Ga. The three are accused of shooting of Ahmaud Arbery while he ran through their neighborhood in February. The Glynn County commissioners are suing to stop a referendum on abolishing the county police department. State lawmakers approved the binding referendum  in the spring after the February shooting death of Arbery. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Judge: Voters can't abolish embattled GA police department

Sep. 11, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Voters can't try to abolish an embattled Georgia police department that was wrapped in controversy even before the department oversaw the initial investigation into the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Charles Paul Rose ruled that the...

This photo combo of images taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, and provided by the Glynn County Detention Center, in Georgia, show Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. A prosecutor on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 announced that three men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in coastal Georgia. Speaking to reporters outside the Glynn County courthouse, prosecutor Joyette Holmes said a grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. on charges including malice and felony murder in the death of the African American man. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP)

Attorneys deny racial motive in Ahmaud Arbery slaying

Sep. 11, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a white father and son charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery say their clients weren't motivated by race when they armed themselves, chased after the young Black man and shot him in the street after a confrontation, according to interviews published Friday. Gregory and Travis...