Rayshard Brooks Shooting: Rayshard Brooks was an unarmed black man 27 years old, he was sleeping in a car but he was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police officer on the night of June 12, 2020.
Rayshard Brooks Complete Story
The incident took place in Atlanta, Georgia United States of America on June 12, 2020 at around 10 to 10:30 PM. A complaint received to an Atlanta Police Officer “Devin Brosnan” that a man sleeping in a car blocking a Wendy’s fast-food drive-through lane in the southside of Atlanta. Devin Brosnan responded to a complaint and went to the location, Devin instructed to Rayshard to park his car but according to the police officials Rayshard was resisting, Brosnan called for backup an Atlanta Police officer Garrett Rolfe, who was on a DUI task force, responded.
Rolfe asked few questions to Rayshard, Police gave Brooks a field sobriety test which he failed to answer. Officers try to arrest Rayshard but according to GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) Mr. Rayshard was resisting and struggled with the officer who was on duty.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds said on Saturday that
Our department has obtained a surveillance video of the incident from Wendy’s and we are reviewing the video that was posted on Social Media.
Two videos were circulating on Social Media, first one was confirmed by the GBI and in the second video it was seeing that a police officer was telling Rayshard to “stop fighting” and “hands off the taser.” witnesses reports and video shows Brooks wrestling away an officer’s Taser, Rayshard was running away as the officers chased him. surveillance video footage shows that Brooks then turned toward Officer Rolfe while running and deployed the stolen taser at Officer Rolfe.
According to the witnesses who told GBI investigators that Rayshard Brooks had one of the officer’s stun guns. Brooks and one of the officers run by the car of the eyewitness who was taking the video of the incident, a second officer runs by, following Brooks. In surveillance video footage it is seen that Brooks appears to point the stun gun at the Atlanta officer.
“At that point, the Atlanta officer reaches down and retrieves his weapon from his holster, discharges it, shot Mr. Brooks there on the parking lot and he lay down,” Reynolds, the GBI director, said in a press conference on Saturday. In the video it was seen that an officer was hitting Rayshard in the back and buttocks. An eyewitness told GBI that Rayshard was still breathing when he was laying on the ground.
Later Rayshard was taken to a hospital, where he couldn’t survive and last breathed. One officer was treated for an injury and released later on.
Investigation Detail & Further Aftermath
Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now investigating the case and will share the result with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office, District Attorney’s Office will decide after the investigation whether criminal charges against either officer are warranted or not. An Atlanta Police officer was identified as Garrett Rolfe who killed Rayshard has now been terminated. Rolfe was hired in October 2013 & Devin Brosnan was hired in 2018 Atlanta Police Department Sergeant John Chafee told.
Rayshard Brooks Shooting and Protest update
Show this to anyone who dares claim the cops had to kill #RayshardBrooks. They didn’t.
— Qasim Rashid for Congress (@QasimRashid) June 14, 2020
Fire at Wendy's on University Ave in southwest Atlanta raging. A night to remember in Atlanta: Rayshard Brooks shot by an officer, the chief of Atlanta police resigned, and protesters stormed the interstate. Now, fire. #AtlantaShooting #AtlantaProtest pic.twitter.com/Fgjq7jhDiZ
— Ric Garni (@RICGARNI) June 14, 2020
— Jennifer Brett (@Jennifer__Brett) June 14, 2020
Rayshard Brooks was unarmed, had been patted down, searched, and interrogated for nearly 30 minutes by two police officers in the Wendy's parking lot when Garrett Rolfe decided to execute him. Body cam footage: pic.twitter.com/4XOTybPUDX
— Camila (@camilateleSUR) June 14, 2020
— first of all my business on Beyoncé site (@earringdealer) June 14, 2020
Atlanta had to burn down a Wendy’s just to get the police officer that murdered Rayshard Brooks fired from the force, so stfu about “peaceful” protests
— I’m Black and I’m not voting for Biden (@rtyson82) June 14, 2020
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) June 14, 2020
#RayshardBrooks fought, ran and was KILLED!
This man fought and LIVED!
CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?!#BlackLivesMatter
— FierceWarriorNStilettos (@InactionNever) June 14, 2020
A unarmed black man was asleep in a car, threatening nobody. He resisted arrest & ran for his life. Atlanta Police pursued him as he ran away so he turned the taser he had taken from them on them. They shot him. He’s dead. The call was for a man asleep in a car. #rayshardbrooks
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) June 14, 2020
Rayshard Brooks was a girl dad. This is his beautiful family. Now his life has been reduced to yet another hashtag because he was killed by the police. #JusticeForRayshardBrooks pic.twitter.com/8OAr1EnShW
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) June 14, 2020
RIP Rayshard Brooks…Quit calling the cops on Black people for shit that could be handled with a conversation as simple are "sir are you okay?" https://t.co/UsDmQFWCYY
— BlackWomenViews (@blackwomenviews) June 14, 2020
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