Rayshard Brooks Wiki – Biography
Rayshard Brooks is a man of Atlanta who was killed after reportedly being shot by an Atlanta police officer late Friday night June 12th according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The incident happened at 10:33 p.m. local time when 2 officers responded to a Wendy’s restaurant on University Avenue after receiving a complaint that Brooks was asleep in a parked car in the drive-thru, authorities said. After failing a field sobriety test, officers said they attempted to place him into custody. It was at that point when, according to GBI, that Brooks reportedly resisted and a struggle ensued on the ground for nearly 30 seconds.
When Rayshard stood up, cops say he had taken a taser from one of the officers the other cop opened fire with his taser, and Rayshard started running away. Both cops started chasing him from behind and within seconds 3 shots were fired at Rayhsard.
Rayshard Brooks Age
Rayshard Brooks was 27 years old.
Killed By Police
The incident began about 10:30 p.m. outside the fast food chain on University Avenue, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. Officers were called to the restaurant after receiving a complaint about a man asleep in his vehicle, which forced other customers to go around his car to get their food at the window. The man, Atlanta resident Rayshard Brooks, was given a field sobriety test, which he reportedly failed, according to the GBI.
“After failing the test, the officers attempted to place the male subject into custody,” Miles said. “During the arrest, the male subject resisted and a struggle ensued. The officer deployed a Taser.”
He was taken to the hospital and later died, Miles said.
Cellphone video apparently captured by a Wendy’s customer appears to show two officers struggling with Brooks in the parking lot. He appeared to be running away from the police when he was fatally shot.
Officer involved shooting last night in Atlanta, GA (District 5) I grew up in this neighborhood. It’s time to have the conversation! RESISTING arrest, excessive force, & justified shootings😞 this young man is deceased. #RayshardBrooks #Atlanta #Police #District5 pic.twitter.com/MSogObtUZF
— Angela Stanton King 🇺🇸 (@theangiestanton) June 13, 2020
Friday’s incident comes after more than a week of national protests over officers’ use of force, particularly against people of color. The nationwide demonstrations began in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Floyd, a black man, was pinned under the knee of officer Derek Chauvin for nearly nine minutes.
Atlanta, along with cities across the U.S. and the world, has been the site of massive protests following the death of George Floyd while in police custody on March 28th. Floyd was killed after an officer reportedly pressed his knee against his neck for nearly nine minutes. During the gruesome video, Floyd can be heard saying, “I can’t breathe.”
That video and Floyd’s death sparked widespread protests again racism and police brutality throughout the U.S. Major demonstrations, including protesters taking over a precinct in Seattle, are continuing this weekend as many are calling on significant police reforms in their “Defund the Police” movement.