Kemp: ‘Truth and Justice Will Prevail’ in Arbery Case

GA Gov says he has confidence in Prosecutor Holmes

May 12, 2020
Arhmaud Arbery was shot and killed in February in Brunswick GA

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has again mentioned publicly the death of Ahmaud Arbery. As he did during last Thursday’s COVID-19 Update, Governor Kemp started the news conference with an update on the Arbery case.

Kemp began by saying “Over the past few days, there have been several important developments.” He went on to detail the GBI’s involvement in the case starting on May 5 and the arrests of two white men. Gregory and Travis McMichael, 2 days later. “Both men are currently jailed in Glynn County”, said Kemp.

"Friday, May 8 would have been Ahmaud’s twenty-sixth birthday, and Georgians all across our state ran 2.23 miles to celebrate his life and draw attention to the case.” Kemp added, “It has been an emotional time, and our prayers remain with his family, loved ones, and the community as a whole. There are many questions that have yet to be answered. And frankly, Georgians deserve the truth.”

The Governor said he holds ‘great confidence in Joyette, state law enforcement, and the Department of Justice’. Kemp was referring to Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes, who was appointed by the Georgia Attorney General to oversee the Arbery murder case. After mentioning that the state is urging the Department of Justice and the GBI to investigate the ‘process that delayed justice’, Kemp said “is my belief that truth and justice will prevail in Georgia.”