Arrest warrant issued for Atlanta officer who shot black man

Garrett Rolfe, 27, charged with 11 criminal counts after the shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks.

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An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for the former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, in a Wendy's parking lot Friday, The Hill reports.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said in a press conference that Garrett Rolfe, 27, has been charged with 11 criminal counts, the most serious being felony murder.

A felony murder conviction carries with it a possible sentence of life in prison, life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for Devin Brosnan, the other officer on the scene. He has been charged with three criminal counts, the most serious being aggravated assault.

Howard announced that Brosnan would become a witness of the state of Georgia, an unprecedented move in such a case.

Atlanta Police Chief Ericka Shields voluntarily stepped down from her post last weekend following the police shooting of Brooks.

The incident in Atlanta followed the shooting of George Floyd in Minneapolis which resulted in mass protests against police violence.



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