The prosecutor will drop the charges against the Atlanta police officers who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks.
A special prosecutor in Georgia said on Tuesday that the murder and assault charges against two Atlanta police officers who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in
June 2020 will be dropped. The officers acted in a reasonable way in response to a deadly threat, the prosecutor said.
Peter Skandalakis, a special prosecutor, said, "Both did what a reasonable officer would have done given the facts and circumstances of that night. "
"Both did what the law said to do and were right to use force in the situation," Two years ago, Brooks, a 27-year-old black man,
was shot and killed outside of a Wendy's after fighting with two officers who were trying to arrest him for DUI. Prosecutors say that during the fight,
Brooks beat up officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan, took a Taser from Brosnan, and ran away. Prosecutors say that as Brooks was running away,
he turned around and shot Rolfe with the stolen Taser. Rolfe then shot Brooks twice in the back and buttocks, killing him. There was a lot of video of the event,
including footage from bodycams, Wendy's surveillance cameras, and witness cellphones. Garrett Rolfe, on the left, and Devin Brosnan, on the right,
were both charged in connection with the June 2020 shooting death of Rayshard Brooks. Less than three weeks after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis,
the fatal shooting led to protests in Atlanta and all over the country. The protests were about police brutality and racial injustice. In Atlanta,
someone set fire to a Wendy's restaurant, hundreds of people blocked a major interstate, police fired tear gas, and the police chief quit.