FBI now investigating Ahmaud Arbery’s death as a possible hate crime

The FBI is now investigating the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery as a possible hate crime, according to an attorney for the family.

During an interview with TMZ Live this Monday, attorney Lee Merritt said that “this case makes it clear that all blacks in South Georgia are not getting equal protection under the law.”

“Because if you shoot anybody in the street in broad daylight, just in general you expect at least an arrest,” Merritt said. “There were no arrests made — we went for three months without any major arrest.”

Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34, were arrested by the Georgia bureau of investigation (GBI) and charged with murder on May 8, three days after the video received national publicity, and almost three months after the actual shooting. On Thursday, the GBI arrested the man who recorded the video, William Bryan Jr, and charged him with felony murder.

Watch Merritt’s full interview with TMZ below:

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