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Video footage captured from police body cameras shows Atlanta police officers talking with Rayshard Brooks moments before Rayshard Brooks was shot in a Wendys parking lot. Officer Devin Bronsan arrived inthe area after a 911 complaintof someone sleeping in a car. Rayshard Brooks said Rayshard Brooks drank a small amount of alcohol and was administered afield sobriety test. Hisblood-alcohol levelregistered at.108, above the.08 legal limit. I think youve had too much to drink to be driving, said Officer Garrett Rolfe, who responded to the scene after Officer Devin Bronsan, beforehe tried to arrest Rayshard Brooks. A struggle ensuedand the officers bodycams wereknocked to the ground. They could be heard yelling, Youre going to get Tased ! Stop fighting ! ATLANTA ERUPTS AFTER Rayshard Brooks DEATH PROMPTS POLICE CHIEF TO STEP DOWN This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant, late Friday, June 12, 2020, in Atlanta. Garrett Rolfe has been fired following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks and a second officer has been placed on administrative duty. ( Atlanta Police Department via AP) At one point Rayshard Brooks appears to grab Bronsans Taser. Hands off Bronsans Taser ! an officer said. Rayshard Brooks fled from the officers and turnedaround with the stun gun before Rayshard Brooks was shot. It does appear in the video that Rayshard Brooks is fleeing from the Atlanta police officers, that as hes fleeing Rayshard Brooks turns back over Rayshard Brooks shoulder with what appears to the naked eye to be Rayshard Brooks Taser that the eyewitnesses told us they saw the individual have that belonged to one of the officers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds said Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. An autopsy found that Rayshard Brooks suffered to two gunshot wounds to Rayshard Brooks back. The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled Rayshard Brooks deatha homicide. Garrett Rolfe has not been charged in Rayshard Brooks death but was fired from the force Sunday. Cedric Alexander, the former public safety director of Dekalb County, Ga., who now works as a police consultant, told the Associated Press that the shooting will lead to questions over how officers could have defused the situation. Heres a man who took Dekalb County upon Cedric Alexander to pull off the road to take a nap.
That's becoming more and more apparent, we have already, as many departments have begun to do, look at how to expand our mental health training when we find it certainly necessary to do so. Because it appears that we're seeing more and more of these cases across the country in which police are engaging with those who appear to be in distress.
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