ATLANTA – The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction is going to be charged.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard made the announcement about Garrett Rolfe during a news conference Wednesday.
Rolfe had already been fired after he fatally shot the 27-year-old Brooks on Friday night.
The shooting had sparked new demonstrations in Georgia’s capital against police brutality. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned less than 24 hours after Brooks died.
Check back for more updates on this developing story.