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Charges Will Be Dropped in Rayshard Brooks Shooting

Black man was shot in the back after struggle with Atlanta officers

(Newser) - More than two years after Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by police outside a Wendy's in Atlanta, a special prosecutor has decided not to pursue charges against the two officers involved. Pete Skandalakis said Tuesday that he plans to dismiss all 11 criminal counts,...

Cop Charged With Murder Sees His Firing Reversed

Board rules that Garrett Rolfe was wrongly terminated after shooting Rayshard Brooks

(Newser) - Garrett Rolfe, the Atlanta police officer fired and charged with felony murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot last year, has seen that firing reversed. The Atlanta Civil Service Board has ruled that Rolfe was wrongly terminated the day after the Black man's death, CNN...

Atlanta Mayor to Protesters: 'You Shot and Killed a Baby'

8-year-old Secoriea Turner gunned down near Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was killed

(Newser) - "Raw emotions and frustration" is how 11Alive describes Atlanta after more than a dozen people were shot, four fatally, in less than 24 hours over the holiday weekend. Among the most devastating of those shootings: 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, who was gunned down and killed near the Wendy's where...

'Sickened' Police Chief Fires Officer Over Post

Former Officer Ryan Snow posted an image of an armed protester on Facebook

(Newser) - An Alabama police chief says one of his officers has been fired after posting a photo on social media that depicted a protester in the crosshairs of a rifle scope, the AP reports. Former Officer Ryan Snow was fired Friday, Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said. The officer posted the...

Judge Makes Ruling on Accused Wendy's Arsonist

Natalie White might also be Rayshard Brooks' girlfriend

(Newser) - A woman accused of torching the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was killed will be released—under certain conditions, WSB-TV reports. A judge said Wednesday that Natalie White, 29, can be released on a $10,000 bond if she stays under house arrest and wears an ankle monitor. White was...

MLK Jr. Was Mourned Here. Rayshard Brooks Will Be, Too

Funeral for black man fatally shot by police officer in Wendy's lot takes place Tuesday in Atlanta

(Newser) - The Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his very first sermon, served as co-pastor, and was later mourned after his 1968 assassination will also host Tuesday's funeral for Rayshard Brooks , the 27-year-old black man fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer in a Wendy's parking lot...

Trump Weighs In on Rayshard Brooks Shooting

'You can't resist a police officer'

(Newser) - President Trump—unlike prosecutors—appears to believe that the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta may have been justified. In remarks to Sean Hannity on Fox News Wednesday night, the president said it was a "terrible situation" but added that "you can't resist a police officer,...

Officer in Rayshard Brooks Killing Is Hit With 11 Counts

Officer Garrett Rolfe is charged with felony murder

(Newser) - The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction will be charged with felony murder and 10 other charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, per the AP . Garrett Rolfe kicked Brooks while he lay on the ground and...

Celebrity to Pay College Tab for the Children of Rayshard Brooks

Tyler Perry also offers to pay for the Atlanta man's funeral

(Newser) - Tyler Perry "wanted to do something to help" the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot to death Friday night by a police officer in Atlanta. A lawyer for the family announced part of Perry's generosity Monday during the family's press conference. "We do want to...

Widow of Rayshard Brooks Speaks Out

She says she can't bear to watch shooting video

(Newser) - The widow of Rayshard Brooks says she is dreading his funeral—and she has been unable to watch video of him being killed by Atlanta police . "I’m already in enough pain right now, so to see anything of my husband being shot down ... I couldn’t see that,...

Rayshard Brooks' Autopsy Results Released

Atlanta man was shot in the back, twice

(Newser) - A day after Atlanta police released video of the killing of Rayshard Brooks in the city Friday night, the medical examiner's office released Brooks' autopsy results. The 27-year-old black man, shot to death after a field sobriety test in a Wendy's drive-thru led to a confrontation, was shot...

Cops Release Video of Rayshard Brooks Killing
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Cops Release Video of Rayshard Brooks Killing

Police officer Garrett Rolfe is seen shooting the father of 4

(Newser) - Now the world can see how Rayshard Brooks' life came to an end. Atlanta police released the video—two body cams ( here and here ), dashcam , surveillance —after a Saturday press conference, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "It does appear in the video that [Brooks] is fleeing from...

Atlanta Wendy's Burns in New Protests

Some 3 dozen arrested in Georgia as anti-racist protests continue to roil the US, Paris, England

(Newser) - Protests initially ignited by the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police continued over the weekend, as anti-racism protesters sought to call attention to the deaths of two more black men and Black Lives Matter demonstrations unfolded in London and Paris. Early Sunday, Atlanta police...

Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Shooting
Atlanta Police Chief
Resigns After Shooting

Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Shooting

Police Chief Erika Shields is stepping down

(Newser) - Atlanta's police chief resigned Saturday hours after a black man was fatally shot by officers in a struggle following a field sobriety test, the AP reports. Authorities said the slain man had grabbed an officer's Taser, but was running away when he was shot. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance...

Cops Shoot, Kill Black Man After Struggle at a Wendy's

Protesters gather in Atlanta over the death of Rayshard Brooks, 27

(Newser) - Georgia authorities said Saturday a man was shot and killed in a late night struggle with Atlanta police outside a fast food restaurant after he failed a field sobriety test and resisted arrest, the AP reports. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it was asked by Atlanta police to investigate...

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