Attorney in Ahmaud Arbery case apologizes for ‘Black pastors’ comment

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A day after calling for the judge presiding over the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial to ban Black pastors from the courtroom, defense attorney Kevin Gough issued an apology. The Brunswick lawyer — who represents William “Roddie” Bryan, the man who filmed Arbery’s death — took issue with the Rev. Al Sharpton sitting in the courtroom Wednesday to observe proceedings. The attorney then made a series of unusual remarks about it on Thursday. “We don’t want any more Black pastors coming in here,” Gough said Thursday to Judge Timothy Walmsley. Gough argued that having “high-profile member…

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