Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, who shot Rayshard Brooks twice in the back, will be charged with felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one charge of criminal damage, and seven violations of oath of office, according to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard.
Devin Brosnan, the other officer involved, will be charged with aggravated assault and two counts of violation of oath of office.
Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“It does appear in the video that he is fleeing from the Atlanta police officers, that as he’s fleeing he turns back over his shoulder with what appears to the naked eye to be his Taser that the eyewitnesses told us they saw the individual have that belonged to one of the officers,” Reynolds said Saturday. “And as he turned it over, you’ll be able to see on the video the Atlanta officer, literally reach down to get his service weapon and as he gets his weapon, Mr. Brooks begins turning his body away from him, I presume to flee.”
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