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Rayshard Brooks shooting: US policeman faces murder charge

Rayshard Brooks shooting: US policeman faces murder charge

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A police officer who fatally shot a fleeing black man in the back last week in Atlanta, Georgia, will be charged with murder and assault, officials say.Garrett Rolfe, who has already been fired, faces 11 charges related to Rayshard Brooks' death. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.The other officer who was at the scene, Devin Brosnan, plans to testify as a witness in the case, officials said.The case comes amid US protests over police killings of black Americans.Lawmakers in Washington are currently debating new police reform laws.Officer Brosnan - who has already been placed on administrative leave - will be charged with assault for standing on Mr Brooks' shoulder as he lay dying. ...
Protests in Atlanta over police shooting of Rayshard Brooks

Protests in Atlanta over police shooting of Rayshard Brooks

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Protests have taken place in Atlanta over the shooting of an African-American who had fallen asleep in his car at a drive-through restaurant.Rayshard Brooks died after struggling with police officers on Friday, authorities say. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has resigned over the death. It comes as protesters across the US take to the streets over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in police custody. According to police, Brooks resisted arrest after he failed a breathalyzer test. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is probing the death of Brooks, 27, and is looking at video taken by an eyewitness. What's changed since George Floyd's death? Why US protests are so powerful this time In the video, he can be seen ...