Atlanta Police Department official fatally shoots 27-year-old black Rayshard Brooks in the back, new video released; Atlanta PD Chief, Erika Shields resigns
America is already on the boil due to the George Floyd killing in custody by Derek Chauvin of Minneapolis Police department, Now another incident involving another black and that too a young man will increase the racial chasms further in the United States. Yesterday, an Atlanta Police Department officer shot a 27-year-old black man, Rayshard Brooks dead. The killing has sparked a new wave of protests in America as Brooks was shot cowardly in the back by the police officer present. We bring you the latest video of the shooting.
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Thanks to GBI, we now have a new surveillance video that shows the exact manner in which Brooks was shot in the back by the Atlanta PD officer.
video courtesy TMZ.
You will notice in the video that after the initial attempt to arrest Rayshard and the scuffle (which happened off-camera) Brooks tries to flee from the Atlanta PD officers. At that point in time, he is seen holding up a yellow object and pointing it to the cop closest to him as two police officers tried to catch him. Once Brooks breaks free and runs away from both the officers, one of the two officers who is further away, opens fire on Brooks killing him.
TMZ says it got the video last night at 10:30 PM. By that time the news of the brutal killing of the African-American had already broken out and protest had already started across the length and breadth of the United States. The Atlanta PD version of the story is that 2 officers tried placing Rayshard Brooks under arrest after he failed field sobriety testing. The police had been called in when Wendy’s employees complained about Brooks sleeping in his car at a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant drive-through and blocking other customers.
The police also added one of the two officials involved in the shooting was injured in the scuffle and was treated at the hospital and released.
The first casualty of the brutal Rayshard Brooks killing is undoubtedly Atlanta PD Chief, Erika Shields. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — who has been touted as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden — announced the resignation of Chief Erika Shields. The Mayor said that Shields who is the police chief in the US city of Atlanta resigned after an officer fatally shot a black man during an arrest. Bottoms also called for the officer who shot Brooks to be fired.
As this killing comes after the George Floyd custodial murder, it has injected fresh anger among protestors against racism and police brutality. Late night, demonstrators blocked an interstate highway and set alight the Wendy’s where 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was killed late Saturday.