Federal lawsuit filed over Ahmaud Arbery death claims police and prosecutors involved in cover-up

Ahmaud Arbery’s family filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday over his death, saying that the men who allegedly killed the 25-year-old violated his civil rights and that those who were part of the case engaged in a conspiracy to hide his murder.

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Arbery’s death, timing his family’s lawyer, Lee Merritt, said is symbolic.

“We wanted to let the [family] know that the community, their attorneys, the legal system is still going to be held accountable and that we’re still fighting for them a year later,” Merritt told First Coast News, a Florida station.

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