No charges against Atlanta officers in fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks

Pete Skandalakis, executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, is the special prosecutor overseeing the criminal case against Atlanta police officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks. Skandalakis announced Tuesday afternoon that he would not pursue charges against the officers.

Brooks, 27, was shot and killed June 12, 2020, after Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan tried to arrest him in the parking lot of a south Atlanta Wendy’s. The shooting set off protests at the restaurant, which was burned to the ground the following day.

“Based on the facts and circumstances confronting Officer Rolfe and Officer Brosnan in this case, it is my conclusion the use of deadly force was objectively reasonable and that they did not act with criminal intent,” Skandalakis said.


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