Another Protest In U.S Over Killing Of Black Man.

Another protest has been fueled in the United States over the fatal shooting of a black man – Rayshard Brooks by a white police officer in Atlanta on Friday. The death has led the resignation of the southern city’s police chief.

The death of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was ruled a homicide by the county medical examiner’s office on Sunday, a day after Wendy’s restaurant where he died was set on fire and hundreds of people marched to denounce the killing.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced at a news conference Saturday that Police Chief Erika Shields had decided to step down.

“I do not believe this was a justified use of deadly force,”

The officer who shot Brooks — identified as Garrett Rolfe — has been dismissed, Bottoms said.

According to media reports by Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) director, Vic Reynolds;

The Friday’s incident began when police responded to a complaint that Brooks was asleep in his car, blocking the drive-in lane at the Wendy’s.

Brooks allegedly failed a sobriety test administered by police, and when the officers tried to arrest him, a struggle broke out.

Video of the incident circulating on social media showed two white police officers wrestling Brooks to the ground in the parking lot.

One of them attempts to use a Taser on Brooks, who managed to grab the stun gun and run away.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which probes police-involved killings, also released a restaurant surveillance video that showed Brooks turn and appear to fire the Taser at the officers.

An officer reached for his service weapon, and as Brooks turned back “the weapon goes off”.

Brooks had four children, Stewart added, and had celebrated the birthday of his eight-year-old daughter earlier on Friday.

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