Atlanta Cop Charged with Felony Murder in Shooting Death of Rayshard Brooks
The Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back in a Wendy's parking lot has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
"I got him!" Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe exclaimed after shooting Brooks twice in the back.
Rolfe then kicked Brooks instead of administrating medical aid, which is a violation of departmental policy.
The other cop, Devin Brosnan, stood on Brooks instead of helping him. He has has been charged with aggravated assault. He has agreed to serve as a witness for the state against Rolfe.
Prosecutors said Rofle fired his shots when Brooks was more than 18 feet away from him. Seconds earlier, he was just over ten feet away when he fired the taser at the cop.
Rofle also violated departmental policy for firing the taser during the chase. The cops have until Thursday at 6 p.m. to turn themselves in.
We will be updating this story as it develops. Watch the press conference below.