Former Atlanta Officer Charged

Former Atlanta Officer Charged

( – For three weeks, people across the US have been protesting for law enforcement reform. Unfortunately, on Friday, June 12, another man died at the hands of a police officer. On Wednesday, prosecutors decided what they were going to do.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the office was charging former officer Garrett Rolfe with 11 counts related to the death of Rayshard Brooks. The ex-cop fired three shots at the victim after an altercation with officers where he stole a taser and fired it. Two bullets hit Brooks in the back, one went into a car with three witnesses inside.

Howard says Rolfe kicked Brooks after he shot him and did not render aid in a timely manner. As a result, he’s facing one charge of felony murder and 10 others related to the case. The other officer involved is facing three counts including aggravated assault for stepping on Brooks after he was on the ground.

This case isn’t as cut and dry as some of the others because of the circumstances. The fate of the officers is now in the hands of the judicial system, where it belongs. Both officers have hired attorneys and plan to fight the charges.

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