First responding officer testifies why he didn’t administer first aid to Ahmaud Arbery


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By Biba Adams, The grio

Former Glynn County Police Officer Ricky Minshew — now a paper mill worker — says Arbery “appeared to be deceased” when he arrived.

Former Glynn County Police Officer Ricky Minshew was the first to arrive at the scene when Ahmaud Arbery was shot in late February 2020. On Monday, during some of the earliest testimony in the trial of Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, Minshew explained why he never administered first aid to the gravely injured 25-year-old…

“Being that I was the only officer on scene,” he said, “without having any other police units to watch my back, there was no way I could have switched my attention to anything medical and still be able to watch my surroundings and watch after my own safety.”…

On the fateful day the McMichaels and Bryan crossed paths with Arbery, the then-police officer was wearing a body camera. According to reports, its graphic footage was shown to the jury — which consists of 11 white people and one Black person — showing that the McMichaels were pacing near Arbery’s dead body and that Travis McMichael had blood on his clothing…

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