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Atlanta police officer to be charged in shooting death of Rayshard Brooks
Fired Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks is charged with felony murder
The fired Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy’s restaurant last week was charged on Wednesday with 11 counts, including felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Fulton County district attorney announced the charges at a news conference and said warrants were issued for the former officer, Garrett Rolfe, and his partner, Officer Devin Brosnan, who faces three charges.
The death of Brooks sparked renewed protests against police brutality and racial injustice in Atlanta and resulted in the resignation of the city’s police chief, Erika Shields. The death of another black man at the hands of a white police officer hit a nation already reeling from the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Continue Reading