Cops have actually released bodycam and dashcam video footage revealing the chain of events leading up to the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks by authorities in Atlanta on Friday that resulted in a new age of anti-racism demonstrations in the city.
The video footage of the incident was obtained by numerous wire service on Saturday.
Footage from policeman Devin Brosnan reveals him waking Brooks, 27, who is asleep at the wheel of a lorry in the drive-through lane in a Wendy’s restaurant, at about 10.30 pm. Brooks then moves his lorry to a parking lot, and officer Garrett Rolfe arrives.
For half an hour, the officers perform a sobriety test on Brooks, which he failed, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.
One officer shouts, “He’s got my fucking Taser!”
An officer is then seen drawing his weapon and 3 gunshots are then heard. The real shooting is disappointed in the video.
Bystanders are then obviously heard remonstrating with the law enforcement officer.
The dashcam video reveals the officers attempting to cuff Brooks, and having a hard time on the ground with Brooks, before he escapes and flees.
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According to regional network WXIA-TV, officer Rolfe’s bodycam footage reveals the very same incidents, and also falls to the ground throughout the scuffle.
Security video camera video footage from the Wendy’s dining establishment launched by the GBI reveals Brooks running from authorities when he is shot and falls down. Authorities say he pointed a Taser at an officer pursuing him.
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Brooks was rushed to an Atlanta medical facility, where he died of his injuries.
The following night the Wendys where the shooting happened was charred to the ground, as demonstrators required to the streets to demand justice. The killing earlier on Saturday triggered the resignation of Atlanta’s authorities chief, Erika Shields.
In the middle of the most prevalent anti-racism protests in a generation, Brooks’ killing comes with America following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white cops officer in Minneapolis in May.