US Cop Shoots Black Man While Trying To Arrest Him, Protests In Atlanta: The police chief within the US metropolis of Atlanta resigned after an officer fatally shot a black man throughout an arrest, the mayor stated Saturday, with the brand new killing injecting contemporary anger into protests in opposition to racism and police brutality.
US Cop Shoots Black Man While Trying To Arrest Him, Protests In Atlanta
Washington:Demonstrators blocked an interstate freeway and set alight the Wendy’s the place 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was killed late Saturday, native media reported.
This got here hours after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — who has been touted as a possible working mate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden — introduced the resignation of Chief Erika Shields.
Brooks had been asleep in his automobile at a Wendy’s quick meals restaurant drive-through late Friday, and workers known as police to complain he was blocking different prospects, an official report stated.
He failed a sobriety take a look at and resisted when police tried to arrest him, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation stated.
Surveillance video confirmed “that in a bodily battle with officers, Brooks obtained one of many officer’s Tasers and commenced to flee from the scene,” the report continued.
“Officers pursued Brooks on foot and throughout the chase, Brooks turned and pointed the Taser on the officer. The officer fired his weapon, placing Brooks,” it said.
Brooks was taken to a hospital however died after surgical procedure, it stated, including that one officer was injured.
The unrest comes because the US faces a historic depending on systemic racism, with mass civil unrest ignited by the Might 25 killing of one other African American man, George Floyd, whereas in police custody.
Floyd died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for practically 9 minutes.
Protests which unfold first across the nation then the globe within the weeks since, have compelled a dialog on the legacies of slavery, colonialism and white violence in opposition to folks of shade, in addition to the militarization of police in America.
Shields had labored for Atlanta’s police division for greater than 20 years.
“Due to her need that Atlanta be a mannequin of what significant reform ought to seem like throughout this nation, Chief Shields has supplied to right away step apart as police chief,” the mayor stated in televised feedback.
Bottoms additionally known as for the officer who shot Brooks to be fired.
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