Fulton County DA charges officers involved in deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks

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ATLANTA – The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has decided to file charges in the deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks.

At a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Fulton County D.A. Paul Howard announced that former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe will be charged with 11 charges, including felony murder and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Officer Brosnan has been charged three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of violating his oath of office.

If convicted, Rolfe could be sentenced to life in prison without parole or the death penalty. Brosnan is now cooperating with the District Attorney’s Office as a witness, Howard said. Howard recommended that Rolfe be held with no bond.

Brooks, 27, was shot and killed by Rolfe the night of June 12 at a Wendy’s restaurant along University Avenue in southeast Atlanta. Brosnan was also present during the shooting.

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