‘Breakdown’ S08, Ep.1 : The Ahmaud Arbery case begins

The now-familiar killing in coastal Georgia has thrust Georgia’s criminal justice system into the spotlight

On Feb. 23, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old African-American man, was shot three times in Satilla Shores, a neighborhood near Brunswick, where he was confronted by two white men.

Arbery's family says he was jogging. The men who shot him say they suspected he was a burglar.

The now-familiar video of the shooting and the investigations that followed have thrust Georgia's justice system into the national spotlight.

In this special episode of "Breakdown," host Bill Rankin joins Greg Bluestein, host of "Politically Georgia," to examine what is known about the case and what’s to come.

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You’ll hear the lawyers representing the three men charged with felony murder as well as former AJC managing editor, Bert Roughton, who lives in nearby St. Simons and has covered the case. We also interview AJC reporter Brad Schrade, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has investigated police shootings for the AJC and has also covered the Arbery shooting.

The Arbery case is just getting started, and Breakdown will continue to update listeners on its developments and the issues involved.


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