NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
May 11, 2020
The National Bar Association demands that the U.S. Department of Justice immediately and exhaustively
investigate Georgia local authorities’ handling of the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old African American male jogger on February 23.
The National Bar Association has fought for
equal rights under law
since its founding in 1925.
For 95 years, we have
spoken truth to power
about unjustified and unpunished killings of innocent African Americans, whether the method of murder was lynching or gun violence. We do so again.
The National Bar Association is outraged that local law enforcement officers and prosecutors delayed charging and arresting two white males with murder for over ten weeks, despite graphic video evidence that appears to establish probable cause.
Like other national leaders, I strongly condemn the shooting and delay in charges — which came only after the video footage went viral.
I urge all NBA Members and Affiliates to contact Congress, the White House, bar associations, sororities,
fraternities, and other organizations to demand that the
U.S. Department of Justice swiftly
investigate the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery to insure justice for all.
On behalf of the NBA Board of Governors,
President & CEO
National Bar Association