600 potential jurors appear on Monday, 400 more are ready.

BRUNSWICK, Georgia – Jury selection begins Monday in the murder trial of three white men accused of killing the black man Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County in February 2020.

Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, who had guns and drove a pickup truck, followed Arbery in the Satilla Shores neighborhood. William “Roddie” Bryan followed Arbery in a second vehicle and filmed the fatal shootout. Arbery’s family say he went jogging.

Braunschweig is preparing for the national spotlight and large crowds in this high profile case, and law enforcement agencies want to make sure those who live in the community know what to expect.

The town hall meeting will take place on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the large boardroom of the Brunswick-Glynn County Library on Gloucester Street in Braunschweig.

In July, a uniform command structure was formed to deal with potential incidents, which has met daily since then. It includes state and local law enforcement agencies including the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, the Brunswick City Fire and Police Department, the College of Coastal Georgia Police Department, the Glynn County Board of Education Police Department, the Glynn County Fire and Police Department and the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office.

Glynn County’s activist Travis Riddle is asking the community to stay calm and not riot during the trial.

“My main focus is currently on ensuring that the Braunschweig community understands that Braunschweig is our home. We have to stay strong and protect our homes and make sure we let the justice system do what the justice system has to do, “said Riddle.

600 potential jurors appear on Monday, 400 more are ready.

“I think the process is good just to show and reward the community what they did for their gathering and the arrests, to investigate Jackie Johnson’s situation and just be able to put people in front of you Bringing jury so they “can have a hearing,” said Riddle.

The McMichaels and Bryan are also charged with federal hate crimes.

“What is relevant is that Gregory and Travis McMichael and William Bryan wrongly and illegally tried to take the law into their own hands and kill a man while it was being shot, apparently for no reason other than sport,” said Crump. https://t.co/hAGdIq0pa0

– First Coast News (@ FCN2go) October 14, 2021