Breonna Taylor officers charged is ‘momentous progress’, says attorney

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The last week has seen significant developments in two of the most high-profile and horrific racism cases in the US.

Federal charges were filed against four police officers for their role in a raid which led to the death of Breonna Taylor.

And three white men were sentenced for federal hate crimes after they killed Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed Black jogger.

We spoke to Benjamin Crump, the attorney and asked if he and the Taylor family were disappointed that none of the officers involved were charged with murder.


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On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Marquez Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African-American man, was fatally shot after being pursued and confronted by Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael, who were armed and driving a pickup truck.

The shooting happened on a neighborhood street in Satilla Shores, a community near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, USA and was recorded on video by a neighbor of the McMichaels, who was following Arbery in another vehicle.

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