Garrett Rolfe, 27-year-old former police officer, of Atlanta, was taken into custody Thursday and held in the prison of Fulton county. This announcement intervention in the aftermath of his indictment for "murder" of a young black man, Rayshard Brooks, shot and killed Friday in this great city of the Southern States of the Usa. The day before, the local prosecutor, Paul Howard, had issued an arrest warrant against him and had given him a day to get himself to the authorities.
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Two bullets in the back
The young man was shown to be cooperative for more than half an hour. The situation had escalated when the officers had tried to detain her: he had grabbed the Taser gun of one of the police officers and had fled. The agent Rolfe had then opened fire, even if, according to the prosecutor, "Mr. Brooks posed no immediate threat". According to the official postmortem, he died after receiving two bullets in the back. Garrett Rolfe was immediately dismissed from the police, and his colleague, assigned to administrative tasks. But the drama has rekindled the anger in the United States, strained since the death of George Floyd, an African-American, was asphyxiated by a white policeman in Minneapolis on may 25.