The news is out: [A man was killed after reportedly being shot by an Atlanta police officer late Friday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Officials have identified the man as 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks of Atlanta.
At 10:33 p.m. local time officers responded to a Wendy’s restaurant on University Avenue after receiving a complaint that Brooks was asleep in a parked car in the drive-thru, authorities said. After failing a field sobriety test, officers said they attempted to place him into custody. It was at that point when, according to GBI, that Brooks reportedly resisted and a struggle ensued.
At that point, an officer deployed a stun gun. Witness reports, according to GBI, said that is when Brooks grabbed the stun gun and was shot by police.
This is the 48th officer-involved shooting GBI has been requested to investigate this year. Of those 48 cases it includes the fatal police-involved shootings of 15 people.]
A black man asleep in a parked car ends up shot dead. Only cops could do that. Like I wrote so many times before, not the first, won’t be the last.