FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbus, GA — Teresa Tomlinson, two-term mayor of Columbus and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, released the following statement:
“I am joining with the family of Ahmaud Arbery, their Attorney Lee Meritt, the NAACP, ACLU, NAN and numerous other civil rights groups that are calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the killing and apparent violation of the fundamental constitutional civil rights of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23, 2020. I further join the chorus of justice-loving people calling on the Glynn County District Attorney to immediately issue arrest warrants for the known perpetrators.
“This is nothing short of race-based vigilantism, which is fostered by our rudderless leaders who encourage and excuse this type of lawlessness.
“I call on all right-minded people to join in this request.”