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Atlanta won't prosecute officers who shot black man

Police officer and protesters on Washington street. File photoWASHINGTON, Aug 23The officers who shot and killed African-American Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Atlanta will not be prosecuted, Attorney Pete Skandalakis said. drunk. The officers could not know that in the next moment they would be attacked by Brooks, who would try to escape. The police did not commit crimes and acted according to the situation,” Skandalakis told reporters. He noted that the case against the police is not like high-profile murders of blacks, for example, George Floyd, and the actions of law enforcement officers in this case were justified, and the decision had to be made instantly when the environment changed from peaceful to aggressive, after the detainee seized a stun gun. One of the officers, Garrett Rolf, was charged with 11 articles for the murder of Brooks. The incident occurred in June 2020: Brooks, who was sleeping drunk in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, was detained by the police, but at some point he began to resist, snatched a stun gun from the policeman and tried to escape. Policeman Garrett Rolf opened fire. Brooks died in the hospital. His death and the behavior of the police during the arrest caused a wave of protests in Atlanta and other cities. Against the backdrop of unrest the day after the incident, Rolf was fired from the police, charges were soon brought against him. He was released on bail while awaiting trial. After that, he was reinstated.


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