Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, had fallen asleep in his car in a Wendy's drive-through lane when police were called. The city's payment will settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his widow.
The Atlanta City Council has approved a $1 million settlement payment for the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot and killed by a police officer. Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was shot following a confrontation with two white police officers in June 2020.
Local and state chapters of the NAACP calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the Atlanta Police Department following the decision not to charge officers in the Rayshard Brooks case.
Special prosecutors have decided to not prosecute two white Atlanta police officers who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in 2020. Justin Miller, a lawyer for Brooks’s family, said the family will continue its fight for justice in civil court, where they have a lawsuit pending. Miller spoke with GPB's Peter Biello.
Thursday on Political Rewind: President Biden announced a student debt relief plan, partially meeting one of his campaign promises. Plus, two candidates on the top of Georgia's ballot get a boost from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Meanwhile, a settlement leaves the fate of a proposed mine at the Okefenokee’s edge in the hands of the Georgia EPD.
A special prosecutor in Atlanta decided the two Atlanta police officers who shot Rayshard Brooks will not face charges. Now Brooks' family is opening a civil case against the officers.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Fulton County prosecutors have lambasted Gov. Brian Kemp's efforts to avoid testifying before the grand jury investigating election interference in 2020. Plus, a shooting rampage in Midtown left two dead and has once again made guns an election-year issue. And we look at the life and legacy of former Georgia's former first lady Sandra Deal. But first: Two officers were acquitted of the murder of Rayshard Brooks.
A specially appointed prosecutor said he will not pursue any charges against the Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks more than two years ago.
Three people have been indicted on arson charges in the burning of the Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta where a police officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in June 2020.
Civil rights attorneys announced Monday they filed a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta for the death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner during demonstrations last summer.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms shocked many by announcing last week she will not be running for reelection. She said that this is coming from a place of strength and not weakness. But her critics have said that what she calls a “COVID Crime Wave” and her handling of the firing of Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, who shot Rayshard Brooks last summer, made her vulnerable if she had chosen to run. This week on Georgia Today, we look at some issues Bottoms faced during her tenure as mayor with CNN national correspondent Ryan Young.
The Atlanta Police Department moved to dismiss Rolfe the day after he shot Brooks. Rolfe will remain on administrative leave until his criminal charges are resolved, the department said.
Today on Political Rewind: The Atlanta police officer charged with felony murder in the death of Rayshard Brooks has been reinstated to duty by the city’s civil service board. In visits to Atlanta this week, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Lindsey Graham stepped up the GOP messaging war on big business.
The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who’s charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks has been reversed.
Taylor was shot and killed in her apartment by Louisville police last March. "I can't believe it's a year later and we're still just asking people to do the right thing," her mother said recently.