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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...

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...

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