The ex-district attorney in the Ahmaud Arbery case was booked into a Georgia county jail on Wednesday, the same day his three attackers were convicted of murder.
Jackie Johnson, 49, a former Brunswick Judicial Circuit district attorney was booked into the Glynn County Jail after she turned herself in, authorities reported.
She was accused of discouraging the police from making arrests in connection with Arbery’s death and reportedly turned herself in on Wednesday.
She was released the same day and reportedly did not pay a cash bond, the Associated Press reported.
She was indicted by a grand jury last week and faces felony charges for violating her oath of office and a misdemeanor for obstructing police work, the Washington Examiner reported.
Johnson denied any wrongdoing and said she withdrew her office from the case because one of Arbery’s attackers, Greg McMichael, had been an employee.
McMichael and two others were convicted of murdering Arbery yesterday.
Ex-District Attorney Jackie Johnson, 49, was booked into the Glynn County jail in Georgia after reportedly turning herself in on Wednesday. She is said to have been released the same day and did not have to pay a cash bond. She has denied all wrongdoing and said she withdrew her office from the case because Greg McMichael – who was one of three convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery – was an employee