The family expresses mourning after police opened fire to honor Rehard Brooks in Atlanta



ATLANTA A black man named Rashard Brooks, who was shot by an Atlanta police officer outside a silver restaurant with a private funeral, is scheduled for the next day at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the city.


Authorities killed Brooks on June 12, when he fell into his car, called the scene of the incident, and escalated tensions over police brutality and racism following the murder of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

The 27-year-old Brooks is among the latest in a series of unarmed African Americans, with fatal encounters with law enforcement documented in the video. His funeral will be paid for by filmmaker Tyler Perry, which will also be broadcast on the church's website, according to the family lawyer.

The restaurant employee called the police, and the police were called to the fast food restaurant after Brooks was found sleeping in a drive-in lane in his car and appeared to be drunk.

After failing to have a thorough examination, he clashed with the officers and fled with an officer with a Taser stun gun. The video shows Brooks appearing to shoot Taser at the behest of authorities.

Authorities say Brooks was shot twice in the back and his heartbeat.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Brooks was fleeing at the time of the shooting, more than 18 feet away and there was no danger.

Surveillance and other videos showed one officer kicking Brooks and another standing with a hand on his shoulder.

Garrett Rolf, 27, a former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Brooks, has been acquitted of murder. The second officer, 26-year-old Devin Brosnan, was placed on administrative duty and charged with aggravated assault. The city police chief resigned

Wendy's restaurant burned down after the murder.

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