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Former Atlanta Cop Garrett Rolfe Reportedly Charged With Murder For Rayshard Brooks' Death

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 18, 2020
12:16 P.M.

The officer who was responsible for killing Rayshard Brooks, Garrett Rolfe, has been reportedly charged with murder and could face the death penalty.

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According to Fox News, the former Atlanta police officer, Garret Rolfe, who was responsible for the killing of Rayshard Brooks last week Friday has now been indicted with 11 charges including felony murder.

One of Rayshard Brooks family lawyers L. Chris Stewart speaks to the media on June 15, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images

One of Rayshard Brooks family lawyers L. Chris Stewart speaks to the media on June 15, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images

The news was announced by Paul Howard Jr., a Georgia district attorney who shared details of the case during a press briefing on Wednesday.

Since his demise, an outcry of justice has been heard from many celebrities including Meghan McCain who demanded better training of the police in de-escalation tactics.

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The other officer who was present during the shooting, Devin Brosnan, faces 3 charges which include aggravated assault and will serve as a state’s witness and testify against Rolfe in court.

However, while speaking about Brosnan’s involvement in the case, his attorney Don Samuel revealed to the publication that his client cooperated with the DA’s office and narrated the entire events that led to Brooks death.

Samuel added that Brosnan would continue in that role as the investigation continues, but won’t plead guilty of any crime and serve as a state’s witness as claimed by Attorney Paul Howard.

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BBC notes that Rolfe who was fired shortly after the shooting could face the death penalty is found guilty of all the charges.

According to the publications, officials note Garret’s case to be the ninth time an Atlanta cop has been indicted for homicide. Also, If Brosnan does testify against him, it’ll be the first time an officer will testify against a member of his unit.

USA Today mentions that while the shooting of Brooks was the highlight of Garret’s offense, other allegations of improper misconduct were thrown at him.

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It was revealed by Attorney Howard that after Brooks was shot, the two officers present failed to offer him any medical assistance for a timeframe of two minutes and twelve seconds.

Also, Garret was accused of kicking Brooks as he laid on the ground fighting for his life and even went ahead to stand on his shoulders. Lastly, it was alleged that he reacted to the shoot with an excited remark as he said, “I got him,” to Brosnan.

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CBS News recalls that 27-year-old Rayshard was fatally killed on Friday after Rolfe and Brosnan responded to a call about a man asleep in his vehicle and causing an obstruction at a Wendy’s drive-thru.

He was subjected to a sobriety test and failed, and when they tried to handcuff him, he resisted arrest. Brooks reportedly wrestled a taser away from one of the officers and fled away. During the altercation, he aimed the taser at them and was shot in the process.

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Brooks passed away shortly after succumbing to his injuries during surgery, leaving behind his wife and four children.

Since his demise, an outcry of justice has been heard from many celebrities including Meghan McCain who People Magazine reports demanded better training of the police in de-escalation tactics.

Typer Perry also played his part in causing a change as he reportedly offered to handle the expenses for Rayshard’s funeral and offered to pay for his four kids’ college educations.

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