Alan Tucker, the lawyer who released the video that revealed the last moment of AHMAUD ARBERY, a 25yr old unarmed black jogger gave an astonishing reason why he released the video.
The footage described by GBI as “a very important piece” of evidence in moving forward with criminal charges — was first posted by WGIG, a local radio station in Brunswick, Ga., which said it had obtained the footage from an anonymous source, the source turned out to be a criminal defense attorney, Alan Tucker.
According to Tucker, he wanted to dispel the rumour surrounding the death to prevent riots because “It wasn’t two men with a Confederate flag in the back of a truck going down the road and shooting a jogger in the back,” Mr. Tucker said.
When asked to further explain, Tucker said, “Well, you saw what happened to Baltimore, you’ve seen what happened to Charleston, you saw what happened to Ferguson. I was trying to stop a riot.”
but the most astonishing remarks made by Tucker was that the McMichael shot at Arbery because he did not freeze and allow an arrest.
“The video speaks for itself,” Tucker said. “What happened, happened. I don’t have an excuse for it. I can’t explain. Other than, we always say, ‘What if he had just froze and hadn’t done anything, he wouldn’t have gotten shot.“
Mr. Tucker who reports confirmed had consulted with the McMichael family in some capacity during the investigation, later announced he will not be representing any part in the case.
According to an incident report filed by Glynn County police, Arbery was shot after the McMichaels, spotted him in their neighborhood and thought he matched the description of someone caught on a security camera committing recent break-ins in the area. They armed themselves with guns before getting in a truck to pursue him, according to the report. The elder McMichael said the jogger “violently” attacked his son, and the two fought over Travis’ shotgun, with Travis shooting Arbery twice, the report said. Neither man has commented to news media about the shooting.
No reports of such break-ins were made in the weeks leading up to the shooting of Arbery, a police lieutenant told CNN