Say What Now? Police Told Neighbor to Call Alleged Murderer Gregory McMichael Instead of 911 Before Ahmaud Arbery Shooting

Gregory McMichael, one of Ahmaud Arbery’s alleged murderers, was apparently in cahoots with police just months before the killing.

According to newly-released text messages, police referred neighbors to Gregory to help deal with issues instead of them.

via TMZ:

According to text messages between an officer of the Glynn County Police Department and Larry English, the owner of the home under construction where Ahmaud’s alleged killers claim he was trespassing, police told English to call Greg instead of cops whenever Larry needed assistance.

The officer texted Greg’s phone number to Larry, informing him McMichael was his neighbor and instructing him to call Greg when his motion-activated camera catches someone at the construction site.

The text from Dec. 20 reads … “Greg is retired Law Enforcement and also a Retired Investigator from the DA’s office. He said please call him day or night when you get action on your camera.”

Larry’s attorney, Elizabeth Graddy, confirmed the text exchange is real … and says she received it a couple days ago in a batch of emails.

As you know … Gregory and his son, Travis McMichael, are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in Ahmaud’s February shooting death.

Gregory retired in 2019 after working as an investigator with Brunswick D.A. … and he previously worked as a police officer in Glynn County.

Remember … Ahmaud’s alleged murderers also came face to face with a young black man at the construction site less than 2 weeks before the fatal shooting, and another neighbor claims they confronted Arbery.

This is problematic on several levels — but why would police tell citizens to call another citizen instead of trained law enforcement officers?

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