Atlanta : lex-policeman, who shot and killed an African-American detained - The Point

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 interve

Atlanta : lex-policeman, who shot and killed an African-American detained - The Point

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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A second officer present during the drama, Devin Brosnan, indicted for "assault", was also surrendered to the police on Thursday but was released on bail, according to local media. He has agreed to cooperate with the justice and testify against his colleague, according to attorney Howard. Friday night, employees of a fast food restaurant had called the police because a person fell asleep at the wheel of his car was blocking access to the drive-in restaurant. At their arrival, the agents had discovered Rayshard Brooks, 27 years old, in a state of intoxication.

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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.

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Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 17:33

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