Ahmaud Arbery's mom accuses Georgia police department of cover-up

A multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit from Arbery’s family alleges that local authorities and prosecutors are trying to protect the three white men charged in the young man’s death.
2:33 | 02/24/21

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Transcript for Ahmaud Arbery's mom accuses Georgia police department of cover-up
We move to that blockbuster civil lawsuit filed by the mother of ahmaud arbery. The young black man gunned down while jogging. The suit cites three men and alleged a cover-up by local law enforcement. Steve osunsami has the latest. Reporter: This disturbing cell phone video that shows the last few moments of ahmaud arbery's life was recorded on the day he died one year ago but it would end up taking more than two months before the world got to see it. This morning, the 25-year-old's family says there's a reason why the investigation moved so slowly and a multimillion dollar wrongful death lawsuit, they accuse the local police and county prosecutors of trying to protect the three white men charged in the young man's death. Gregory Mcmichael, a former police officer, his 34-year-old son Travis and their friend and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan, all three are pleading not It was a conspiracy to deny ahmaud and his family justice and the lawsuit is seeking remedy for that, that those people will be held accountable. Reporter: On "Gma3" the young man's mother says it's a struggle getting through the pain. I'm trying to think about the good memories we shared and that's what gets me through the Reporter: In the lawsuit the family accuses the Glynn county police criminal and negligent action failing to properly investigate, and arrest the suspects. His family and friends marked the anniversary of his death Monday night. He was unarmed and the mcmichaels told police they were trying to make a citizen's arrest thinking he was the person seen walking through a home under construction that was down the street from the home of Travis Mcmichael. It is still not clear if this was him and the owners of that home say nothing was taken and they certainly didn't ask for the neighbors to kill anyone. In their lawsuit, the family underlines the actions of one of the local prosecutors who initially wrote the shooting what was justified calling their son a criminal suspect. State investigators who took over the case and quickly issued murder charges are now investigating the same prosecutor and another for their handling of the case. Attorneys for the men charged are sharing statements this morning, one saying that his client acted within the law and another accusing the victim's family and their lawyers of looking for deep pockets. Robin. Steve, thank you.

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