Atlanta Police are in the news this morning as they shot and killed a black man at a Wendy’s Drive-Thru late last night. According to TMZ, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was sleeping in his car in the middle of the Drive-Thru and was blocking customers from getting their food. Eventually, the cops were called and they performed a field sobriety test before trying to place him under arrest. In a video taken by someone nearby, the cops can be seen struggling with Brooks, and eventually, the man tried to run away. That’s when cops chased him down and shot him in the back. Brooks eventually died of his injuries during surgery.
Following the shooting, many bystanders protested outside of the police tape, berating the officers for what they had done. This shooting took place in the midst of nationwide protests against police brutality and it’s very clear that people are fed up with black men and women being killed by the cops.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently looking into the matter and as TMZ noted, this is the 48th officer-involved shooting they’ve had to look into in 2020.
Stay tuned for updates on this story as we will be sure to bring them to you.