Ex-Atlanta Police Officer who Shot Rayshard Brooks is Charged with Murder

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Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe was charged with felony murder according to district attorney’s yesterday. On June 12th, a video surfaced of Rolfe fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard stated that Rolfe faces 11 counts in total following the incident earlier this month. Additionally, the second officer in the video, Devin Brosnan is being charged with three counts. Brosnan is on administrative leave will be cooperating with the state.  

“When we examined the videotape and in our discussions with witnesses, what we discovered is during the 2 minutes and 12 seconds, Officer Rolfe actually kicked Mr. Brooks while he laid on the ground, while he was there fighting for his life,” said Howard. ” Secondly, from the videotape, we were able to see that the other officer, Officer Brosnan, actually stood on Mr. Brooks’ shoulders while he was there struggling for his life. ” 

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