🇺🇸

Family of Rayshard Brooks: 'When does it stop?'

Video Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on June 15, 2020 - Duration: 02:15s

Family of Rayshard Brooks: 'When does it stop?'

Relatives of black American Rayshard Brooks, many of them in tears, called for justice and "drastic change" in policing after an Atlanta officer fatally shot him in the back.

Yahaira Jacquez has more.

Advertisement

Family of Rayshard Brooks: 'When does it stop?'

"Not only are we hurt, we are angry.

When does it stop?

We're not only pleading for justice.

We're pleading for change." The family of Rayshard Brooks demanded justice on Monday after the death of the 27-year-old at the hands of Atlanta police on Friday - the latest police killing of a black man caught on video to fuel nationwide outrage against police brutality and racial injustice.

"I can never get my husband back.

I can never get my best friend." Brooks' widow, Tomika Miller, spoke at a news conference Monday.

"I can never tell my daughter.

Oh, he's coming to take you swimming lessons.

So it's gonna be a long time before I heal." The fatal encounter came after police responded to a call that Brooks had fallen asleep in his car in a Wendy's drive-through lane.

Bodycam footage showed officer Garrett Rolfe trying to arrest Brooks, then a struggle ensued.

Brooks then broke away with what appeared to be a police taser in his hand.

A second videotape from the restaurant's surveillance cameras shows Brooks turning as he runs and possibly aiming a taser at the officers..

One of the officers then fires his gun and Brooks falls to the ground.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office ruled Brooks’ death a homicide.

Outside Georgia's state capital Monday, protesters called for an end to police brutality.

"What do we want - justice.

When do we want it - now." Angry demonstrations broke out in the city over the weekend.

On Saturday - protesters set fire to the Wendy's restaurant where Brooks was killed.

Rolfe - who allegedly shot and killed Brooks - has been fired and Devin Brosnan, the officer who initially responded has been placed on administrative leave.

Prosecutors will decide by midweek whether to bring charges.

For the Brooks family, now is a time for outrage and for honoring Brooks.

"We’re going to have to bury him, we’re going to have to say, ‘We’ll miss you,’ and if we didn’t say we love you enough, we’ve got to apologize to him for not telling him that we loved him that much.”

You are here


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Atlanta

Capital of Georgia, United States
Trump's Miami trip is part of two-day swing that will take him to Jacksonville, Charlotte and Atlanta before he names a Supreme Court nominee.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 2 days ago

CBS News' Mark Strassmann reports from Atlanta on the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll in the U.S. approaches 200,000.
Credit: CBS News - Published 5 days ago

Atlanta restauranteur Justin Anthony was not a trained chef, but always thought the food from his native South Africa might be a hit in the U.S. He was proven..
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

Pizza giant Papa John's said Atlanta will provide better air access for growing the company and access to a bigger, more diverse talent pool.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago


Related news from verified sources

The family of Rayshard Brooks, a black man whose death reignited protests in Atlanta over the weekend, on Monday said they were "heartbroken" and "tired" of the...
on June 15, 2020 • Reuters

The family of Rayshard Brooks, a black man whose death reignited protests in Atlanta over the weekend, on Monday called for "drastic change" in policing and...
on June 15, 2020 • Reuters

Rayshard Brooks' family members are talking about his killing in public for the first time since he was gunned down Friday night ... and we're streaming their...
on June 15, 2020 • TMZ.com

Related videos from verified sources

Rayshard Brooks: protesters set fire to Wendy's after black man shot dead by police 02:02
Video credit: The Guardian Studio - Published on June 29, 2020 

Rayshard Brooks: protesters set fire to Wendy's after black man shot dead by police – video report 02:02
Video credit: Guardian - Published on June 29, 2020 

Protesters in Atlanta hold 'noise demo' in support of Rayshard Brooks' girlfriend 00:16
Video credit: Newsflare - Published on June 24, 2020 

You might like