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Everything You Need To Know About Attorney Alan Tucker

Alan Tucker Biography – Wiki

Alan Tucker is best known as an American attorney who released the video video to the press that showed two white men shooting an unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia on 23 February. The attorney is believed to assailants’ close friend, who believed the video would clear them of any crime.

The leaked video of the shooting got viral on social media, spurring widespread outrage.

Alan Tucker Leaked Video Criticized

Within days, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had taken over the case. The video was criticized by celebrities and politicians alike, including President Trump, who called the footage “very, very disturbing”.

The video — which by Friday officials had described as “a very important piece” of evidence in moving forward with criminal charges — was first posted by WGIG, a local radio station in Brunswick, Ga., which said it had obtained the footage from an anonymous source.

That source turned out to be a criminal defense lawyer in town who had contact with the suspects.

Alan Tucker Statements

The lawyer, Alan Tucker, said in an interview on Friday that the video had come from the cellphone of a man who had filmed the episode and that he later gave the footage to the radio station. Mr. Tucker’s role was confirmed by Scott Ryfun, who oversees the station’s programming.

Asked why he had leaked the video, Mr. Tucker said he had wanted to dispel rumors that he said had fueled tension in the community. “It wasn’t two men with a Confederate flag in the back of a truck going down the road and shooting a jogger in the back,” Mr. Tucker said.

“It got the truth out there as to what you could see,” he added. “My purpose was not to exonerate them or convict them”.

Alan Tucker Footage On Social Media

The video, taken from inside a vehicle, shows Mr. Arbery running when he comes upon a white truck, with one man standing next to its open driver’s-side door and another in the bed of the pickup. Mr. Arbery runs around the truck and disappears briefly from view. Then the man standing outside the truck tussles with him, and three gunshots are heard.

Before the charges were filed this week, two prosecutors had recused themselves from handling the case, citing professional ties to Gregory McMichael. Mr. Tucker, too, said he had been an acquaintance of Mr. McMichael’s from their work in legal circles.

Reports suggest Mr. Tucker had consulted with the McMichael family in some capacity during the investigation, though it is not clear to what extent. Reached by The Washington Post before his arrest on Thursday, Gregory McMichael referred questions to Mr. Tucker.

Mr. Tucker declined to comment on his conversations with the McMichaels on Friday, citing attorney-client privilege.

“I’m not going to tell you what I told them or what they told me,” he said, using profanity to say that any conversations — had they occurred, he said — were none of the public’s business.

Alan Tucker Got The Video From His Neighborhood Man

Mr. Tucker said he would not be representing anyone else involved in the case, as the authorities announced on Friday that they were pursuing a number of leads, including investigating the man who took the video.

The man, Roddie Bryan, lives in the neighborhood. He had shared the video with the police before sharing it with Mr. Tucker and was cooperating with the authorities, his lawyer, Kevin Gough, said in an interview Friday evening.

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