Autopsy Report Lists Rayshard Brook's Manner Of Death As Homicide

Autopsy Report Lists Rayshard Brook's Manner Of Death As Homicide

Autopsy Report Lists Rayshard Brook's Manner Of Death As Homicide

On Saturday night, the Wendy's restaurant was burned down. The report found his death to be a "homicide".

Georgia State Fraternity of Police lodge president Steven Gaynor speaks out, urges people to avoid rushing to judgements.

Police said they were seeking those responsible for the blaze, including a woman who was "attempting to hide her identity".

The family of an African-American man whose death reignited protests in the United States city of Atlanta has called for "drastic change" in policing and justice for their relative. "A lot of this occurred because of Mr. Brooks' action".

What did Mr Brooks family say?

Tomika Miller, the wife of Rayshard Brooks, holds their daughter Memory, 2, during the family press conference on June 15, 2020, in Atlanta. His oldest daughter learned her father was slain while celebrating her eighth birthday with cupcakes and friends, wearing a special dress as she waited for Brooks to take her skating, said Justin Miller, an attorney for the family.

"He was silly, had the biggest smile and the brightest heart", said his niece Chastity Evans, who decried the death of her uncle "shot and killed like trash for falling asleep at a drive-through".

Rayshard Brooks' family members are talking about his killing in public for the first time since he was gunned down Friday night. and we're streaming their remarks live. The day prior, the Wendy's drive-through restaurant where he was stopped was set on fire. "Mr. Brooks chose to go another route".

"If you could just keep it as a peaceful protest, that would be wonderful", she said.

Officer Garrett Rolfe was sacked and Officer Devin Brosnan was placed on administrative leave, NBC News reported, citing department spokesman Carlos Campos.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, told reporters over the weekend that she doesn't believe the deadly force used in the shooting was justified. Brooks tried to flee after wrestling with officers and grabbing a Taser from one of them.

The family's lawyer, L Chris Stewart, responded by saying: "I'm not sure what else America needs to see".

But at this stage, what is already clear is that police departments are not feeling almost as confident relying on the old strategies and rhetoric that historically have allowed them to slow-play their response to a police-involved killing.

"George Floyd didn't, and it ended the same way".

Evans said there was no reason for her uncle "to be shot and killed like trash in the street for falling asleep in a drive-thru".

What are the details of the Atlanta shooting?

Rayshard Brooks, 27, was approached by two Atlanta police officers on Friday (June 12) after it was reported that he had fallen asleep in his vehicle at a Wendy's restaurant drive-thru. That officer then shot Brooks three times, authorities said. Officers pursued Brooks on foot and during the chase, Brooks turned and pointed the Taser at the officer.

A black man who died in a shooting after getting into a confrontation with two white police officers during an arrest was shot twice in the back, according to a ruling by a medical examiner.

Per the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, Brooks died on June 13.

Brooks' death reignited protests in Atlanta after days of worldwide demonstrations against racism and police brutality prompted by the death of George Floyd, who was killed when a Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes on May 25.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said he hopes to decide by midweek whether to charge either of the officers.

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