The two Atlanta police officers involved in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks will not be criminally charged … this according to the special prosecutor in the case.
At a news conference Tuesday, special prosecutor Pete Skandalakis announced he is no longer pursuing criminal charges against officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan.
Remember … Brooks was fatally shot in June 2020 after the officers tried to arrest him in a Wendy’s parking lot, setting off protests resulting in the fast food joint being burned to the ground.
Cops say Brooks fell asleep in the Wendy’s drive-thru line and when police responded he struggled with the officers, grabbing one cop’s Taser and attempting to run away. Brooks was shot to death after officers claimed he pointed the Taser at Rolfe’s head, firing once and missing.
Both cops were subsequently hit with criminal charges, including aggravated assault. Rolfe was also charged with felony murder.
Now, prosecutors say their review of the case finds Rolfe and Brosnan acted in accordance with Georgia law, concluding the use of deadly force was reasonable.
Skandalakis also says he doesn’t think the shooting had anything to do with race … framing the shooting as being much different than the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.