.@MartinSavidge and @AngelaBarajas report:

On the one-year anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery's death, his mother has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging a broad conspiracy by law enforcement and the three suspects in a blatant cover up to prevent their arrest.
2/ The lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Georgia is seeking damages in excess of a million dollars. Cooper-Jones alleges that "for nearly three months, Glynn County Police Officers, the chief of police, and two prosecutors conspired to hide the circumstances...
3/ “... surrounding Ahmaud's death and to protect the men that murdered him. And none of this would've been discovered but for video footage leaked to the media, which showed the horrific and brutal murder of Ahmaud".
4/ Among those charged are the first two prosecutors overlooking the case, Glynn County Police and several individual members of the force. Ahmaud Arbery was killed on February 23rd, 2020 while jogging through a Glynn County subdivision.
5/ Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan are being held without bond at the Glynn County Detention Center.

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