Justice Department assessing whether to bring hate crime charges in Arbery shooting

(CNN)The United States Justice Department is “assessing all the evidence” within the shooting dying of Ahmaud Arbery to find out whether federal hate crime expenditure is appropriate, and it is thinking about the request from Georgia’s attorney general to research the handling from the situation, agency spokeswoman Kerri Kupec stated inside a statement Monday.

“We continuously assess information, and we’ll take any appropriate action that’s warranted through the details and also the law,” Kupec stated, adding the Justice Department has requested the condition attorney general to forward “any information which he’s concerning the handling from the analysis.”

The fatal shooting of 25-year-old Arbery on Feb 23 caused prevalent outrage in recent days following a video surfaced that made an appearance to exhibit the deadly confrontation. Anger was compounded because the suspects within the situation, who’re white-colored, was not arrested greater than two several weeks after Arbery, a black man, was wiped out.

The suspects, 64-year-old Gregory McMichael and the 34-year-old boy Travis McMichael, were arrested May 7 and face charges of murder and irritated assault. CNN’s tries to achieve them for comment happen to be unsuccessful.

Prosecutors in the Justice Department’s Civil Legal rights Division combined with the FBI and also the US Attorney’s office within the Southern District of Georgia will meanwhile still offer the condition analysis, Kupec stated.