GBI Statement on Ahmaud Arbery Death Investigation
Our agency has received numerous inquiries from the public expressing concern about the status of the GBI investigation. The outcome of this incident left more than one victim, and we want to ensure that the family of Ahmaud Arbery is not further traumatized. With that, it is of utmost importance to us that this investigation, as with all we conduct, be done thoroughly and expeditiously to ensure justice is served.
Please understand that although there was an investigation conducted by the Glynn County Police Department at the time of the incident over two months ago, the GBI was not a part of that investigation. We are conducting an independent investigation and are two days into it. Yesterday, we received the original investigative file and thoroughly reviewed it, developing a list of actions we wanted to accomplish today based on that review. We have numerous resources poured into this case to include a diverse team of seasoned investigators & supervisors from around the state. We know you want and deserve answers as quickly as possible, and we do too. So when we ask for patience knowing it’s been over two months since the incident, we do so to allow our team to complete the investigation. We know this is difficult and is not only affecting the Brunswick community, or Georgia, but the entire nation. We thank you for your understanding.
If anyone has pertinent information to this case other than the video that has been released, please contact the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477) or you can submit a tip on-line (www.gbi.ga.gov\submit-tips-online). Due to the call volume, you may experience some delay but we are working through each one.
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