Rayshard Brooks death: Atlanta PD slammed for just sacking Garrett Rolfe and placing Devin Brosnan on leave
While the names and identities of the officers were kept from the public, Anonymous revealed their identities for the world to know
Tension rose in Atlanta after people heard about the killing of Rayshard Brooks outside Wendys on Friday, June 12. Brooks was shot by the police after he fought with officers and ran with their stun guns, according to a report by CNN. The police officers who shot Brooks have been identified as Devin Brosnan and Garrett Rolfe. The officers had arrived at the scene when they got a complaint about a man sleeping in his car in the drive-thru lane.
Brooks' presence had been causing others to go around the car and this led to the police being informed about the incident. Once the police arrived at the scene, they decided to make Brooks take a sobriety test and he failed. They then tried to arrest them but he decided to fight the police and made a run for his life. The police feared what Brooks might do as he was carrying a stun gun. Seeing Brooks going out of control, the police shot him, resulting in his death.
While the names and identities of the officers were kept from the public, Anonymous revealed their identities for the world to know. "These are the two men that street executed #RayshardBrooks. Atlanta Police have placed officer Devin Brosnan (right) on leave (hired in 2018) and fired Garrett Rolfe (left) (hired in 2013). The city's police chief has resigned. No arrests so far. #AtlantaShooting #AtlantaProtest," the group tweeted along wide the pictures of the two officers.
People have been outraged by this incident and led to many protestors burning down Wendys. Protestors also set fire to small businesses nearby. Brooks' death has also caused people to call for laws to be changed. "I have watched this video of the #AtlantaShooting several times, and other videos of #RayshardBrooks. There is enough probable cause to arrest the police officer for murdering a Black civilian running away from him. The killing of Black Americans by the government has got to stop," one wrote.
"In 21st Century America, falling asleep in your car while black could actually be a prelude to being chased and shot dead by police. God help us," read another.