Rayshard Brooks Wiki – Rayshard Brooks Biography
Protesters torched Atlanta Wendy on Saturday, where the night before, a black suspect Rayshard Brooks was shot dead while shooting two white police officers with a stolen police taser. Brooks, who was from Atlanta, Georgia, was sleeping at a Wendy’s drive-thru when someone called the police to complain, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI). When police arrived, there was a struggle which ended with Brooks dead. GBI has released a second statement, noting the presence of additional video and says that it is still investigating the incident.
Rayshard Brooks Age
He was 27 years old.
Who is Garrett Rolfe? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Shot & Killed, Investigation, Viral Video, Incident Detail, Fired
Angry crowds protesting the racial shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old man and four children from Atlanta, also closed an interstate highway.
Crowds of several hundred people gathered in front of the fast-food restaurant all day on Saturday, but began breaking the windows of the establishment after sunset, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
A fire broke out at 9:30 p.m., the newspaper said.
As smoke rose from the restaurant, some protest organizers encouraged the protesters to return home, but the police decided to make arrests, the agency said.
In the aftermath of the shooting, Officer Garrett Rolfe has been fired and Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned.
Rayshard Brooks was Shot Dead
Brooks was shot dead by an Atlanta cops Garrett Rolfe and Devin Bronson in a fight after failing a sobriety test in Wendy’s parking lot. The confrontation was filmed by civilian witnesses and also recorded by surveillance cameras. Authorities said Brooks took an official taser during the fight and attempted to escape – claims supported by the video footage. As he fled, police said Brooks again aimed the Taser at an officer, in which case the officer shot him.
The video shows Officer Garrett Rolfe’s first approach Officer Devin Bronson, who tells Rolfe that he found Brooks passed out behind the wheel and that although Brook said he only had one drink, he believed Brooks was more intoxicated.
“Open the door … has a pretty good smell of an alcoholic beverage coming out of the car, eyes are watery and glassy, (he’s) slurring his words, not sure where he was and told me he had one drink earlier, standard size.”
Brooks said he met his sister there at the Wendy’s, went out with her, and she dropped him off there to get some food before he was supposed to return to the hotel.
Rolfe asks Brooks several times if he knows where he is: “I’m in Forest Park, Old Dixie Highway …” Brooks says.
“So you think you’re in Forest Park right now?” Rolfe asks.
“I’m on Old Dixie Highway, Clayton County,” Brooks responds.
“No, you’re not,” Rolfe says.
“Well, Forest Park, Georgia,” Brooks says.
“Jonesboro, Georgia,” Brooks says.
“Nope, wanna try again?” Rolfe asks and Brooks once again insists that he’s on Old Dixie Highway.
A brief video shows Brooks stiffening his left arm and refusing to allow the officer in front of him to push the arm behind his back; an officer behind Brooks is holding Brooks’ torso. The scuffle on the ground ends when Brooks stands with something yellow in his right hand that appears to be a taser and one of the officer’s points a similar-taser-like item at Brooks.
Brooks begins running away from the officers, past the camera and out of the frame, while the other two officers chase him.
Wendy’s surveillance video picks up after the three men run out of the frame of the first video. It shows Brooks running. He turns back towards the officers chasing him for a second, then turns his body away from the officers again. At the same time, the officer nearest to Brooks appears to have his arm raised.
Video taken after that shows both officers standing over Brooks’ body.
At about 41 minutes into the body camera footage video, Rolfe seems to reattach his body camera as other officers arrive on the scene.
At one point, Rolfe returns to a police vehicle and goes through his belongings muttering, “wipes,” the item he appears to be looking for.
When he walks back to the scene, he passes another officer who asks if he is good.
Rolfe says, “Yeah, I’m good. Then, “You don’t have any of the disinfectant wipes, do you? I just, I felt blood on my elbow, I don’t know if that’s mine or his, but I want to get it off.”
The other officer asks if he has called his rep.
Rolfe says, “Yeah” and walks back to Bronson and another officer. Moments later he says something about a taser and adds, “from when he f***ing shot it at me.” Rolfe then asks Bronson if he was hit and Bronson said he felt it, but couldn’t see.
While speaking to a different officer, Rolfe says about the taser, “He definitely did shoot it at me at least once.”
At around 58:40 of the video, another officer checks on Rolfe asking if he is good and begins to say if there’s anything he can do to help.
Rolfe says, “Is there any update on Mr. Brooks?”
“I didn’t check that, sorry,” the other officer says. “We’ll get that for you.”
The video ends after Rolfe has been driven back to the station and takes his body camera off there.
Rayshard Brooks family
L. Chris Stewart, a lawyer for the Brooks family, said Brooks was the father of four children who celebrated their daughter’s eighth birthday on Friday.
The Brooks murder adds to the civil unrest over the murder of the George Floyd police in Minneapolis, which sparked mass protests in Atlanta and cities around the world.
Stewart believes that the police officer who shot him must be charged with “unjustified use of lethal force, which amounts to murder.”
“You can’t have both sides in law enforcement,” said Stewart.