Atlanta police release video of fatal shooting of black man

Atlanta police video released on Sunday showed a seemingly routine sobriety check outside a Wendy’s restaurant that quickly spun out of control and ended in gunfire. The killing of 27-year-old black man Rayshard Brooks in an encounter with two white officers late on Friday rekindled fiery protests in Atlanta and prompted the police chief’s resignation. Meanwhile, authorities announced a ,000 reward for information finding those responsible for setting fire to the Wendy’s restaurant at the shooting scene. Police blocked some side streets, slowing traffic in the area as people held up signs. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said in a statement he hopes to reach a decision by midweek on whether to bring charges against the officers. Brooks agreed to move the car, showed his license, and Mr Rolfe arrived minutes later to conduct a sobriety check. He mentions celebrating his daughter’s birthday and says: “I just had a few drinks, that’s all.” Mr Rolfe does not tell Brooks the results though his body camera recorded a digital readout of 0.108 — higher than the 0.08-gram blood alcohol content considered too intoxicated to drive in Georgia. As Brooks fights to stand, Mr Brosnan presses a Taser to his leg and threatens to stun him. Footage released from a Wendy’s security camera showed Brooks turn and point an object in his hand at one of the officers, who was steps behind him. “As I pursued him, he turned and started firing the Taser at me,” Rolfe told a supervisor after the shooting in a videotaped conversation. Brooks’ death inflamed raw emotions in Atlanta and across the US following the May 25 police custody killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.