Atlanta police shooting of Black man ruled homicide | Daily News


 

Atlanta police shooting of Black man ruled homicide

The medical examiner had ruled the police shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on Friday was a homicide, in a killing that has fuelled debate over the use of force by the police.

Atlanta's police chief resigned on Saturday hours after the killing of Brooks, who had fallen asleep in his car while waiting in line at a fast food drive-through restaurant. Authorities said he resisted arrest and was shot during a struggle.

Garrett Rolfe and Devin Bronsan, the two officers involved in the fatal shooting, were fired and placed on administrative duty, respectively.

One of the four former Minneapolis police officers who was charged over the death of George Floyd has been released on $750,000 bail.

Floyd, a Black man, died on May 25 after a policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. His death has sparked calls across the US for policing reforms and triggered global protests.

(Source: Al Jazeera)


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