Ex-officer who killed Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder

Ex-officer who killed Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder 1

 

The now-fired Atlanta Police officer who faces a felony murder charge for fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks last week kicked the 27-year-old man after he fell to the ground, Fulton County's district attorney said.
DA Paul Howard announced 11 charges against Garrett Rolfe, who fired three shots at Brooks, two of which hit Brooks in the back and another that hit a car with three people inside.
After Rolfe shot Brooks, he failed to give timely first aid, exclaimed, "I got him," and kicked Brooks as he struggled for his life, Howard said.
Asked by a reporter about new details revealed by the district attorney, Tomika Miller, Brooks' widow, began to cry and said, "I was very hurt. … I felt everything that he felt just by hearing what he went through. And it hurt. It hurt really bad."
A law firm representing Rolfe said he reacted after he thought he "heard a gunshot and saw a flash in front of him."
"Fearing for his safety, and the safety of the civilians around him, Officer Rolfe dropped his taser and fired his service weapon at the only portion of Mr. Brooks that presented to him — Mr. Brooks' back," a statement released by the LoRusso Law Firm says.
Attorneys for Rolfe said their client immediately called for emergency medical services and began rendering aid to Brooks.
The killing Friday night came amid nationwide protests calling for an end to racism and police violence against black people. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down from her position in the wake of the killing.
Another demonstration was taking place Wednesday at the Wendy's where Brooks was shot, with dozens of protesters gathered and some blocking the road.
Devin Brosnan, the other officer at the shooting, faces an aggravated assault charge for standing on Brooks in the parking lot.
The demeanor after the shooting "did not reflect any fear or danger of Mr. Brooks, but reflected other kinds of emotions," Howard said.
Brosnan has agreed to be a state's witness, Howard said — a fact disputed by one of the officer's attorneys.
"Officer Brosnan has not agreed to testify," lawyer Don Samuel said in an email to CNN. "He is absolutely not guilty of any crime and will not plead guilty and has not agreed to be a 'state's witness.'"
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84 Comments on "Ex-officer who killed Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder"

  1. Invasive Species Remover | June 17, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

    1:24 Everyone look at this.
    The banner literally says: *”Officer who shot black man outside of Wendy’s charged with felony murder; could face death penalty if convicted.”* WHILE THEY ARE SHOWING YOU VIDEO FOOTAGE AND ADMITTING TO THIS MAN RESISTING ARREST, FAILING A SOBRIETY TEST, GRABBING AN OFFICER’S TASER AND FIRING IT AT THEM AND FLEEING. THIS INCITES RIOTS, THIS INCITES FEAR, THIS INCITES ANGER AND HATRED. ASK YOURSELVES WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE WOULD BE BEHIND SUCH PROPAGANDA.
    USE YOUR EYES, EARS, AND BRAIN. STOP LETTING THEM TELL YOU HOW TO THINK AND BEHAVE.

    • BigDaddy Scoops | June 17, 2020 at 11:16 PM | Reply

      @Potius Mori Yea, tell that to officer Michael Chesna outside Boston. Was chasing a robbery suspect, guy threw a rock, hit the officer right in the head, knocked him out, took his gun and shot and killed him with it.
      You would say a rock isn’t a deadly weapon right? They knew he had the taser, if he shocked them. Then their deadly weapon is up for grabs to take and shot them. You know, if this same thing happened to a white guy, with a record of child abuse, you wouldnt care for one second and guess what, no one would and rightfully so.

    • Water Faucet | June 17, 2020 at 11:18 PM | Reply

      KEITH WILLIAMS
      It wasn’t just resisting arrest, it was ASSUALT on two officers.

    • @RaChica Conyers I wasn’t watching FOX. I was watching CNN. And CNN is guilty whether FOX is or not.

  2. These lunatics are charging 2 innocent police officers and defending a drunk driving, wife beating, child abuser. Is this even reality anymore?

  3. angela wright | June 17, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

    CNN is not subtle at all. They showed a photo of him holding his newborn at the hospital .. despite the leaks he abused his children .. nice try.

    • @The JakeVegas that context, that “question/idea”, if you want to argue he never ACTUALLY say it, i’m fine. but please kindly apply the same standard here, until its 100% certain and with no doubt, based on what ground this police open fire and kill a man? did he 100% threatening the life of the ex-officer? if you gonna say the taser is lethal weapon, the ex-officer already firing lethal weapon to Brooks at the initial struggle, that it self already violating the law. if taser is not lethal weapon, on what ground they justify the killing? because he run away? by law, people running away doesnt mean you can kill them.
      DONT BE DOUBLE STANDARD!!!! This is a human life, way more important than your beloved Trump “may or may not say or do something” political non-sense.

    • Kristofer Paul | June 17, 2020 at 11:33 PM | Reply

      @kelperdude the cops used deadly weapons on him for resisting arrest? Before shooting him i mean.

    • Fake news CNN. Lets try some real news now!!! LIBERALS U MAY NOT LUKE THIS BECAUSE HERE ARE SOME FACTS

      1. Rayshard Brooks was on probation for four crimes – including cruelty to children – and faced going back to prison if charged with a DUI, when he was found asleep and intoxicated at Wendy’s drive-thru

      2. He was convicted on four counts – False Imprisonment, Simple Battery/Family, Battery Simple and Felony Cruelty/Cruelty to Children

      3. Prosecutor: Officers stood on Rayshard Brooks’ shoulder, kicked him while he lay on the ground struggling for life
      LIE LIE LIE. OFFICERS ARE ON TAPE PLEADING FOR MR BROOKS TO BREATHE WHILE GIVING HIM CPR

      4. PROSECUTOR Paul Howard has 2 charges of sexual harassment charges against him and there is a probe over Mr Howard using nonprofit money ILLEGALLY….over $170,000.00

      5. 2 weeks ago Mr Howard who is charging 6 cops with excessive force said”THE USE OF A STUN GUN WAS LETHAL FORCE”

      YOU WILL HEAR NONE OF THIS ON CNN FAKE NEWS NETWORK

    • Typical of Trumpturd alt right dim bulbs… dirty up the victim any way you can, as if that makes murder okay. Try again, Dummy.

    • Kristofer Paul | June 17, 2020 at 11:36 PM | Reply

      @Jack Reagan No, I’m just not hovering this dumb message board. Prove what? I said s bunch of things.

  4. This is a modern-day lynching to appease the mob.

  5. free to play Account | June 17, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

    If he just accept the arrest then none of these would have happen.

  6. robert mcquiston | June 17, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

    The guy assaulted the officers at that.point he really screwed up smh.

    • Tyler Holler | June 17, 2020 at 11:28 PM | Reply

      tony swabbs fear for what? He was about to arrested for DUI. Then he bust out fighting them. How was his life in danger before he escalated the situation?

    • Tyler Holler | June 17, 2020 at 11:30 PM | Reply

      Not Playboi Cactus paintballs don’t paralyze people. Tasers do, leaving the cops open to attacked. That’s the difference.

    • Sierre Celestin | June 17, 2020 at 11:34 PM | Reply

      Funk O’Matic they shoot the guy, I might call that self defense although he was running. It became a crime when they kick him in the floor while his dead. That show a different attitude and attention. It seems like someone you hate and although his dead, you still want to kill him.

    • @pdjhh – A couple weeks ago, the DA did say tasers are deadly weapons. Now he changed his mind. Pretty hypocritical, right?

  7. no mentiom that he performed cpr and kept telling him to stay alive loudly?

    • LᗩᑎDO LᗩᑎD | June 17, 2020 at 11:26 PM | Reply

      @Saw Dust You shoot to stop the threat.

    • blacksixspeed | June 17, 2020 at 11:27 PM | Reply

      @Saw Dust AND?

      ANY BLACK, LATINO, WHITE, OR ASIAN OFFICER WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING

      WHAT IS THE COP SUPPOSED TO DO?

      GET TASED WHILE THE CRIMINAL AS ACCESS TO THE COP’S FIREARM?

      JUSTIFIED KILLING.
      CASE CLOSED.

    • before or after he stood on the guy whilst he was dying?

    • @Evil Taco And now his life is over and he’ll most likely get jail time due to the political climate- just to made an example of. So there’s that.

    • Also keep in mind they always say the da allegedly said he kicked him. No video no audio.

  8. 100% charges will get dropped, then Atlanta will burn to the ground, yippie!

  9. JAMIE NEWMAN | June 17, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    THIS IS WHY CNN IS A JOKE

  10. BigDaddy Scoops | June 17, 2020 at 10:20 PM | Reply

    “Damn, my husband, I remember the way he would beat me and my kids. It was with love though. He gets zero responsibility for being blackout drunk at wendys, punching officers and tasing them. He was just about to break up with his side piece and come back with me for a month or two, so those racist pigs took that from me.”______the wifey

    • David Williams | June 17, 2020 at 11:21 PM | Reply

      @WndrWmn72 A No, the Marxists/Homofascists are using these incidents to gain power. That’s all.

    • The Good Samaritan | June 17, 2020 at 11:21 PM | Reply

      @Mk101T He resisted getting a fair trial, so the bullets are the judgement of his actions.

    • BigDaddy Scoops | June 17, 2020 at 11:24 PM | Reply

      @Mk101T No, the part where he decided to punch cops, take their weapon, discharge the weapon at them was the part that court, jury and execution were decided. Cops were being very cordial with him, just another dui case. I’m sure you would have been fine with him driving home drunk, killing a family on the way home, no one would be burning down Wendy’s for that family right?
      Also, if this same thing happened to a white guy that decided to fight with the cops, you would say, whatever no loss,no one would care.

    • @BigDaddy Scoops Well if you want to bring up Brooks past into the situation to say his death was justified.
      Then how about the time you stole from your mom , she found out , and you beat her for bringing it up ?

  11. “He’s such a good man he didn’t deserve this” * fights officers who were just telling him to move his car out of the Wendy’s drive through*😐

  12. Patrick Noonan | June 17, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

    Even if the prongs were fired, it can still be used as a stun gun thereafter.

  13. The wife shows all the signs of being a liar
    In fact I guarantee she’s actually very happy at the thought of getting money out of this case

  14. I hope that cop sues the city for millions and files ethics complaints with DOJ against the prosecutor.

    • 😂 sure from his jail cell while he waits for this to go to trial or he better take that plea deal like that all of the rest of us would take

  15. TYT SUCKS SWAN BALLS | June 17, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

    Charges include : Child Abuse
    CNN: Let’s have him in a pic with his victim

    • Its crazy to see these people defend a convicted Felon, but an 8 year old black girl was killed in Chicago by a gang member 2 weeks ago & Nobody knows her name.

    • Tessmage Tessera | June 17, 2020 at 11:30 PM | Reply

      Trump is going to die in prison. Just like Epstein.

    • Interesting how you highlight the mans past… families have issues…

      Who are you to judge for people’s accodents/mistakes…

      Killing someone is okay tho since they took a 6 month academy right n have a badge…

      In my opinion the cop did the worse sin.

    • 215 Thuglord | June 17, 2020 at 11:36 PM | Reply

      @brucejoshua21 he didn’t fight a real man, he fought against 2 cops with weapons!!! 2 vs 1 and he came out on top but cowards like you and them would and always will shoot someone in the back!!!

    • And that excuses murdering him how? Assuming there’s even any truth to that. It’s unrelated. Doesn’t deserve the death penalty. Don’t you feel a little soiled, trying to dirty up a dead victim? You should…

  16. blacksixspeed | June 17, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

    THE UNITED STATES SEES THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO START A RACE WAR CNN.

    • Yup, CNN is gas lighting and fanning the embers of hate and division. Destroying our country with false narratives. CNN is the enemy of the people. It’s so clear that he was resisting arrest. Then he ran, and the black man did the motion of firing a gun at the officers which in turn created a knee jerk reaction to fire back at him. Simple as that. CNN just want this hate for cops to continue which in turn will create lawlessness and anarchy when cops starts resigning in bunches.

    • There already is a race war. It’s being waged against whites.

    • Oh and trump and fox news is not? They are both in cahoots, on the same team

    • @Michael The cop could of just shot him in the leg, not kill him. But since most cops are too out of shape to run or fight. They have to rely on guns to stop people. Cops need to lay off the donuts and fast food. If police can’t even protect themselves from diabetes. Then how are they going to protect the citizens in their community? America is lost.

  17. “Pointing the taser” no he shot the taser and you damn well know it

  18. 3 Things Fishing | June 17, 2020 at 11:04 PM | Reply

    When your neighbor virtue signals, it’s cringy.

    When the DA virtue signals, it’s time for the people to take action.

    • The ATL DA is a complete scumbag, he is currently running for reelection & gave into the Mob, he is also under investigation for stealing $ from city funds & has been accused of sexual assault.

    • Blah blah virtue signal something something virtue signals yada yada it’s time to nothing nothing.

    • Connor Schluben | June 17, 2020 at 11:27 PM | Reply

      Thats a big bass in your profile picture

  19. blacksixspeed | June 17, 2020 at 11:09 PM | Reply

    STOP STEALING THE POLICE’S WEAPONS AND TAKE YOUR DUI LIKE *MAN*

    • Glockenspiel d | June 17, 2020 at 11:33 PM | Reply

      @Andrew C That’s exactly why they named the organization blm so that anyone who criticizes it can be called a racist

    • blacksixspeed | June 17, 2020 at 11:33 PM | Reply

      @1ProBuilder IF THE CRIMINAL WOULD HAVE TASED THE COP, THE CRIMINAL WOULD HAVE HAD ACCESS TO THE COP’S FIREARM.

      STOP DEFENDING EVERY CRIMINAL YOU SEE. ( OR JUST THE BLACK ONES)

      GEORGE FLOYD WAS MURDER, THIS WAS A UNCOOPERATIVE CRIMINAL FIGHTING POLICE.

    • Or let the man run n get even more charges felonly charges for eluding actually. Nobody had to die

    • @1ProBuilder police have no obligation to risk his or his partner’s life so that a criminal who DUI, resisted arrest, fired a taser at an officer can live.

    • Simon Hansen | June 17, 2020 at 11:37 PM | Reply

      @blacksixspeed It is an unjustified escalation of force, you cannot attack someone who is fighting you with his fists with a knife, or an attacker with a baseball-bat with a gun. Well, you could, but 95% of America would think you a re a cowardice geek, and the rest of the planet would just think of you as one more murderous American, willing to kill millions of people to support his job as a parasite who is provided with a car, gas, insurance, a gun, ammunition, a bullet-proof vest, free lawyers, paid leave, and then in the prime working age of his life, paid instead to sit in his car, eat donuts, and look for drugs. If I had a free car and free gas? I could find 400 drug dealers a day. So cops fail at their fundamental jobs. Time for them to stop playing with guns, pick up a hammer and a saw, and start building houses for all the six-million men they put in prisons and jails for engaging in nothing but basic alpha-male behavior.

  20. Jason Springer | June 17, 2020 at 11:11 PM | Reply

    Trash CNN is at it again. So that baby he was holding. Wss that the child he was on parole for assaulting?

    • Family have issues… why do you judge how another family lives. They seemed to be a okay family with struggles

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