DEVELOPING: Charges Dropped For Two Atlanta Police Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting of Rayshard Brooks: Special Prosecutor
Two Atlanta police officers will not face charges for Rayshard Brooks’ death.
In June 2020, Atlanta police confronted Rayshard Brooks after he fell asleep in the Wendy’s parking lot.
Rayshard Brooks failed a breathalyzer test so police attempted to make an arrest.
A this point Brooks became violent, resisted arrest, wrestled with cops and grabbed one of their taser guns.
A video showed Rayshard Brooks pointing the stolen taser gun at police before an officer discharged his weapon and fatally shot Brooks.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. announced eleven charges, including felony murder by the officer involved in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks.
A Georgia special prosecutor on Tuesday determined the two police officers did not commit any crimes.
A Georgia special prosecutor determined that the two Atlanta police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in June 2020 acted reasonably and did not commit crimes.
“Both acted as reasonable officers would under the facts and circumstances of the events of that night. Both acted in accordance with well-established law and were justified in the use of force regarding the situation,” special prosecutor Peter Skandalakis said.