Excessive Force Included In 12 Previous Misconduct Complaints Of Ex Atlanta Officer Who Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks

The files of both officers included in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was gravely shot at a Wendy’s after he fell asleep, were released on Monday.

The ex-officer who actually shot Brooks Garrett Rolfe, has several misconduct reports, and one including the excessive use of force with a gun.

12 incidents that vary from vehicle accidents to citizens’ complaints were found on Rolfe’s file. Out of those 12 complaints, he was exonerated according to reports.

Leading to a written reprimand and an oral admonishment, two of his incidents were both vehicle related. One other incident included the discharge of a firearm in 2015, but a conclusion is reportedly not listed in his documents.

The first to arrive at the Wendy’s on Friday night, officer Devin Brosnan, has no disciplinary history.  Joining the department in 2018, he has been placed on administrative duty pending the GBI’s investigation into Brooks’ death.

Police were called to Wendy’s after Brooks reportedly fell asleep in the drive-thru.  During the interaction, Brooks was complying. Once he took a sobriety test, things took a turn for the worst, and he was shot in his back, while running from the police.

No charges have been filed at this time. But according to reports, the District Attorney Paul Howard is expected to announce if officer Garret Rolfe will be charged for the murder of Rayshard Brooks.

The shooting also led to the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called for the immediate termination of Rolfe.

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