16:44 GMT24 June 2021
Listen Live
    US
    Get short URL
    Black Lives Matter Protests Sweep Across Globe Following Death of George Floyd (136)
    492
    Subscribe

    After shooting and killing Rayshard Brooks in a drive-through line of a fast-food restaurant on 12 June, former police officer Garrett Rolfe has been fired and his counterpart has been downgraded to paid administrative duties.

    The family of Rayshard Brooks is holding a press conference Wednesday reacting to charges against the police officer who shot Brooks, with the victim's widow, Tomika Miller, and other family members expected to attend.

    Their conference follows Fulton County's District Attorney Paul Howard announcing his decision on charges against the now former police officer Garrett Rolfe earlier during a press briefing. Howard issued arrest warrants against Rofle and his colleague.

    Rolfe shot Brooks at a fast-food restaurant drive-through line on 12 June in Georgia, Atlanta. According to police, Brooks had been asleep and intoxicated in his car, and started an altercation with police officers, then grabbed a Taser from one of the officers and attempted to flee. His death has further fueled Black Lives Matter demonstrations against racism and police brutality, as protesters, outraged by the incident, set fire to the restaurant on Sunday.

    Follow Sputnik's live feed to find out more.

    Topic:
    Black Lives Matter Protests Sweep Across Globe Following Death of George Floyd (136)

    Related:

    US Cop Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder, Second Officer Becomes State Witness
    Watch Bodycam Video Showing Atlanta Police Trying to Arrest Rayshard Brooks Before Fatal Shooting
    Live Updates: Trump Says Rayshard Brooks' Death During Arrest by Atlanta Police 'Very Disturbing'
    Anti-Racism Protest in Atlanta Over Rayshard Brooks' Death - Video
    Tags:
    Police brutality, Atlanta, Black Lives Matter, US
    Community standardsDiscussion