Fulton Atlanta district attorney Paul Howard has claimed that Rayshard Brooks’ death from a police officer’s gunshot is “unacceptable”. The Brooks case, which was shot by an agent who had a laser removed, follows that of George Floyd, who died strangled in a Minneapolis arrest.
The video, taken by a passerby, shows Brooks fighting and running away with two police officers after taking the laser off one of them, Garrett Rolfe. While running, Brooks shoots the laser and then Rolfe shoots him with his pistol.
“It doesn’t appear that he was a threat to anyone. The fact that the situation worsened until his death seems exaggerated,” Howard said in statements to CNN.
The decision whether to charge the agent is made “around Wednesday”. You could be charged with murder, serious murder, or willful manslaughter. According to police spokesman Carlos Campos, Rolfe was expelled from the body on Saturday.