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Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields is stepping down from the role after an officer shot and killed a man

Atlanta police chief steps down after officer shoots and kills man outside Wendy’s

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields is stepping down from the role, a move that comes less than 24 hours after an officer shot and killed a man “Rayshard Brooks” authorities claim was resisting arrest. The incident occurred less than two weeks after officers were caught on camera violently pulling college students from a car after a protest.

Update:

Die Autopsieergebnisse von Rayshard Brooks wurden gerade veröffentlicht … Beamte sagen, dass seine Todesursache 2 Schusswunden am Rücken sind.

Das Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office sagt, Rayshard habe Organschäden und Blutverlust durch die Schusswunden erlitten. Es hört sich auch so an, als würde dies jetzt von der Staatsanwaltschaft als Mord untersucht. SOURCE @TMZ continue reading

VIDEO: Atlanta PD killing an unarmed black man Rayshard Brooks by shooting him in the back 3 times

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a Saturday press conference the decision to step aside was Shields’ and the mayor said she accepted the resignation, CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL reports. Bottoms said the former chief will remain with the city in a role that has yet to be determined.  SOURCE CBS

VIDEO: Atlanta PD killing an unarmed black man Rayshard Brooks by shooting him in the back 3 times

According to the police report, 2 officers tried placing Rashard Brooks under arrest — after they say he failed field sobriety testing. In the video, you can see the officers wrestling with Rayshard on the ground for nearly 30 seconds.

Wow. Rayshard Brooks was sleeping in his car, last night in Atlanta. The police woke him, attempted to arrest him and then shot him IN THE BACK as he attempted to run away. I have no words left.

Marah Lidey @marahml

Unarmed black man killed last night by police. His name is Rayshard Brooks, 27 He fell asleep in his car at a Wendys drive-thru Atlanta police responded to a call of a man sleeping in his car- physically assaulted, tased, then shot him in the back 3 TIMES! #Justice4Brooks


StanceGrounded @_SJPeace_

Does “unarmed” not include the item in his right hand & then on the ground. It looks like a taser (officers?), but has a shine from the headlight-it seems metallic. Tragic death, but a good rule-don’t take ANYONE’s weapon from their hands, they‘ll want it back.

HeloFarley @FarleyHelo
Update: Both officers, Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan, have now been fired, and the Police Chief has resigned.
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