A former Georgia district attorney accused of trying to delay the arrests of the white men charged with killing black jogger Ahmaud Arbery turned herself into authorities Wednesday.
Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson, who was indicted last week for violating her oath of office and hindering a law enforcement officer following Arbery’s February 2020 high-profile slaying, surrendered to the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Johnson, 49, was later released on her own recognizance, WTOC reported. She had been district attorney since 2010, but lost a reelection bid in November following calls for her ouster due to her handling of the Arbery case.
Johnson is accused of instructing two Glynn County police officers not to arrest Travis McMichael after prosecutors say he shot Arbery, 25, after chasing the unarmed man down in a pickup truck driven by his father, Greg McMichael, in the coastal town of Brunswick on Feb. 23, 2020.