New body cam footage shows moments after Ahmaud Arbery shooting
William “Roddie” Bryan admitted on camera that he used his truck to block Arbery as he was chased by the McMichaels.
New body cam footage of the moments following Ahmaud Arbery’s killing has been released to the public.
In the footage, which was obtained from Glynn County police by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Travis McMichael can be seen splattered with blood and pacing next to Arbery’s body, who he had shot and killed just moments before.
Back in February, Travis and his father, Gregory McMichael, had chased Arbery through a Georgia neighborhood after suspecting he was involved in a series of break-ins in the area. “Last thing I ever wanted to do in my life,” Travis told an officer. “If he had stopped this wouldn’t have happened.”
“I said, ‘Travis, don’t shoot, don’t do anything,’” Gregory told police. “The guy turns and comes at him and they start wrestling and Travis shoots him right in the damn chest… The guy was trying to take the shotgun away from him.”
The most damning part of the video footage was William “Roddie” Bryan’s admission to using his truck to block Arbery in as the McMichaels chased him. He previously told authorities that he had nothing to do with his death and was simply a witness.
“I must’ve passed him because I pulled out of my driveway, was going to try to block him, but he was going all around,” Bryan said, adding that he “made a few moves” at Arbery. He reportedly hit the victim with his vehicle and investigators found a dent in his car that contained fibers that matched Arbery’s shirt and his handprints.
On Tuesday (Dec. 15), Attorney Ben Crump, who represents Arbery’s family, released a statement about the video, which he described as a “modern-day lynching.”
“…this newly released body camera footage confirms what we had long suspected about William ‘Roddie’ Bryan. The footage clearly documents that Bryan used his truck to block Ahmaud from escaping the McMichaels. With the murderous teamwork of Bryan and the McMichaels exposed for the world to see, we are confident that this will bring us one step closer to justice for the Arbery family.”
Bryan’s bond was denied over the summer. Last month, the McMichaels were also denied bond for the killing. Judge Timothy Walmsley said they had no way of knowing if Arbery was involved in any illegal activity or not. “And that somehow resulted in individuals thinking it was appropriate to block that individual’s path of travel, shoulder a firearm in order to get him to stop,” the judge said. All three men are charged with felony murder.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
Take a look inside the Makers Studio presented by Walmart at REVOLT WORLD, a space where Black creators could hone in on their brand and see it come to life.
REVOLT is continuing its impactful partnership with Walmart by teaming up to showcase Black creatives at HBCUs all-across America. The panel consisted of three experienced, accomplished Black HBCU alumni: Actor and media personality Terrence J, entertainment attorney John T. Rose, and actress and “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy-Rue McCullough.
Fly Guy DC taps in with REVOLT WORLD attendees to learn what the Opportunity Center, presented by Walmart, means to them and their futures.
In the season finale of “Bet on Black,” special guest judge Ray J joins as the finalists take the main stage to show they have what it takes to win the $200,000 grand prize; Melissa Butler and Eunique Jones Gibson mentor. Presented by Target.
The health of a community can often be traced to the health of the environment that surrounds it. In Atlanta, a woman named Dr. Jaqueline Echols has dedicated her life to helping ensure that people in economically underserved communities have clean rivers – for better health and for the joy of outdoor recreational space.
Walmart supports HBCU students and encourages them to be Black & Unlimited. Fly Guy DC talked to a few at REVOLT WORLD about how being an HBCU student has changed their lives.
Here’s a list of rappers who are named after food. Enjoy — or shall we say, “Bon appetit”?
In this exclusive interview, DDG opens up about his fashion inspiration, what drew him to girlfriend Halle Bailey, dealing with negative opinions about his relationship, and more. Read up!
Whether it be the triumphant “Not Afraid” or resilient “Soldier,” Eminem’s music has the power to inspire you to reach your goals.
The artist has remained remarkably consistent in her song lyrics about making money, telling off haters and feeling liberated since her debut.