A 2017 incident in which police attempted to use a Taser on Ahmaud Arbery offers a glimpse into the mentality that this year led two white men to chase him down and kill him, an attorney representing Arbery’s family said on Tuesday.
Arbery was killed on 23 February by Gregory and Travis McMichael, who chased him down while he was out for a run in Satilla Shores, Georgia.
In November 2017, Glynn county police officers stopped to question Arbery one morning as he sat alone in his car, according to documents and body camera footage obtained by the Guardian.
An officer attempted to use a Taser when Arbery became agitated and began to ask the officers why they were hassling him if he wasn’t committing a crime.
The officers suspected Arbery of using marijuana, but he
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