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Atlanta, GA OIS AB DW officer's taser.

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  1. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!




    Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (sounds like a porn stars name) announced Saturday that an Atlanta police officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks after Brooks fired a Taser at him.

    The incident started when police received a call at around 10:33 p.m. Friday for a man asleep in his car blocking the Wendy’s drive-thru off University Ave near I-75/85, according to WXIA.

    Officers arrived and contacted the suspect, later identified at 27-year old Rayshard Brooks, and administered field sobriety tests.
    After officers developed probable cause that Brooks was under the influence, they attempted to arrest him.

    During his arrest, Brooks fought two officers in a full-on brawl, partially captured on video (video below).

    Brooks was successfully able to fight off the two officers while disarming one officer of his Taser.

    Once Brooks was able to break free of the officers, he took off running with the Taser in his hand.

    One of the officers chased close behind, attempting to tase Brooks.

    Both officers then chased Brooks off-camera when gunshots rang out.

    Mayor Bottoms said that there is video that shows that Brooks turned over his shoulder and fired the taser at one of the officers.
    That’s when the officer shot Brooks with his service weapon.

    Brooks was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died after surgery, according to WXIA.

    “While there may be debate as to whether this was an appropriate use of deadly force, I firmly believe that there is a clear distinction between what you can do, and what you should do,” Mayor Bottoms said.

    “I do not believe that this was a justified us of deadly force, and have called for the immediate termination of the officer,” the mayor continued.

    It’s not clear if the officer actually violated any policy.

    “What has become abundantly clear over the last couple of weeks in Atlanta, is that while we have a police force full of men and women who work alongside our communities with honor, respect, and dignity, there has been a disconnect with what our expectations are and should be as it relates to interactions with our officers and the communities in which they are entrusted to protect,” Mayor Bottoms said.

    The mayor then announced that because Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields wants Atlanta to be a model of reform, Chief Shields has resigned form her position.
    Deputy Rodney Bryant will serve as the interm chief.

    The shakeup comes as protests started almost immediately following the shooting.

    Shortly after the shooting, protesters quickly gathered at the Wendy’s, according to WAGA.

    Atlanta’s NAACP vice president, Gerald Griggs, said there were at least 150 protesting at the shooting scene Saturady.

    Griggs made the claim that Brooks was just sleeping in the passenger side of the car which was blocking the Wendy’s drive-thru.

    “The people are upset,” Griggs said, according to WAGA. “They want to know why their dear brother Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed when he was merely asleep on the passenger side and not doing anything.”
     
  2. patrol22

    patrol22 MassCops Member

    What a bullshit quote - not doing anything eh? I guess fighting the police, stealing a Taser and then trying to use the weapon against the officer isn’t a big deal.
     
  3. EUPD377

    EUPD377 Southern Campus Cop

    Well, Atlanta is next up on the ever-growing list of departments to never ever work for. I know being woke is the new thing, but it’s disgusting how quickly chiefs and mayors are not only throwing officers under the bus, but also getting into the drivers seat of the bus, driving it over the officer, then dropping it in reverse and backing over them again.
     
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  4. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    DUI, he drove there. Good shoot.
    Fuck the animals running their cock holsters.
    I wonder when they drive the bus, who sits where..?
     
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  5. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    It's sad how upside down the world has become. If you won't stand behind your cops, feel free to stand in front of them, mayor.
     
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  6. Sooty

    Sooty Administrator

    Seems like the mayor wants the city to burn !
     
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  7. Drebbin

    Drebbin MassCops Member

  8. visible25

    visible25 Supporting Member

    I could be wrong, but rumor I've heard/read is the Chief knew it to be a justified shoot and would not reprimand the officer knowing there was no basis, so she was asked to step down.. Then the Mayor fired the officer
     
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  9. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    If only the general public knew that officers are trained to use deadly force against a suspect that gains control of an intermediate weapon and places the officers lives in jeopardy when they attempt to use it against them.
     
  10. JR90

    JR90 MassCops Member

    Even if they knew, I guarantee you they would still find a problem with it..
     
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  11. AB7

    AB7 MassCops Member

    English comprehension is at an all time low. Words don’t even mean what they mean any more.
     
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  12. R2D2

    R2D2 MassCops Member

    A big part of this is that a taser is a “non lethal” weapon.” The ACLU is saying if it is a “non lethal weapon” why did the the officers respond with lethal force? The short answer that needs to be blasted is that a taser is a “disabling” weapon and if used on an officer would allow someone to obtain a firearm. That is where officer safety/fear of life makes the use of force completely acceptable.
     
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  13. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    Can’t sue police anymore over tasers then.
     
  14. FTH

    FTH MassCops Member

    He was talking to officers, he was friendly and compliant. Talked about planning his daughter birthday. He said he can just walk home from the Wendis because he lived close.

    How did things escalated into a fight over taser? He was shot twice in the back.
    How Rayshard Brooks Was Fatally Shot by the Atlanta Police

    Why?
     
  15. PG1911

    PG1911 Back Out in the Sticks

    A few things. First, from what I understand, he was in jail for seven beating his kids, and had been released on parole because of COVID. He had quite a bit longer to go in his sentence. This would have sent him back.

    So the media tries to make it look like APD took a good father away from his kids...
     
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  16. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    Another piece of shit with a lengthy violent criminal history.
     
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  17. AB7

    AB7 MassCops Member

    I’m not sure if anyone else is noticing this, but the people at the lowest level of government in the towns and cities seem to be either 1) doing their best to survive by kissing ass or 2) sharing an unpopular but genuine opinion at the risk of political demise.

    But they are only reacting to people who are pushing the narrative. The most powerful politicians and main stream media orchestrate and craft this narrative of misleading information and facts for the purpose of furthering a larger agenda. Nobody at a local level, without committing career suicide, even has a chance to correct the record.

    And then you’ve got regular people, people who agree, people who disagree, and people who are looking for nothing more than an opportunity to come out of their hidey holes and wreak havoc.

    The people in power continue to pull the wool over the unsuspecting public’s eyes as they pass shady legislation and allow our society to crumble.
     
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  18. FTH

    FTH MassCops Member

    Thank you! I see why he would fight on possibility of being arrested. It went from friendly conversation to a fight in 5 seconds ... I wish they'd let him walk home or called someone to get him. What a mess :( Pandemic pushed people into new level of crazy ... There is no telling what will happen next
     
  19. AB7

    AB7 MassCops Member

    The thing that nobody seems to understand is that if you disarm a police officer and fire his taser at him, you can be shot sufficiently to stop the threat. Nobody wants to accept that. It’s well within the officers right and an appropriate use of force.
     
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  20. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    We don’t let DUIs walk home or get rides.
     
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  21. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    His family's lawyer suggested that...he should be disbarred.

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  22. FTH

    FTH MassCops Member

    Got it. Makes sense actually ... sober up first.

    Not a lawyer. He can say anything now ... the sympathy is on his side
     
  23. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    FTH if you haven't seen the full video of the incident the video below has some clips that sum up events. You can see the exact moment (at least I did) and the decision that caused this whole thing to go south. They didn't just have a nice chat, suddenly decide to tase him and then shoot. One of the interesting things that he points out in the commentary is a comparison between the officers who got in trouble for tasing a couple college kids because of how "dangerous" tasers can be, but in this case it's "well he only had a taser."

     
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  24. FTH

    FTH MassCops Member

    Oh, it was clear that taking a taser and pointing it to the officer was the main reason for decision to use force. I was unclear how everything escalated into a fight. It is not a simple case and optics are horrible. It escalated a very tense situation to a new level.
     
  25. MiamiVice

    MiamiVice MassCops Member

    IMO Tennessee vs. Garner covers this one. He's a fleeing felon at the point he was shot, but not a substantial risk to the public. I'm the minority on this one but I say bad shoot.

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