Policeman who had mortally wounded African American was fired in Atlanta

Police board of Atlanta (the US state of Georgia) fired a policeman who fatally wounded African-American Rayshard Brooks on Friday during his arrest, The Guardian reported citing a police spokesman.

Policeman who had mortally wounded African American was fired in Atlanta

It is noted that another police officer who participated in the detention of Brooks was suspended from operational work.

On Saturday in Atlanta, protests began because 27-year-old African-American Reichard Brooks died due to police actions.

Law enforcement officers arrived on Friday evening due to a complaint that the man’s car was blocking part of the area near Wendy’s fast food cafe. They revealed that Brooks was drunk, and tried to detain him, but he grabbed a stun gun from one of the security forces and began to run away. A policeman shot at the man. He later died in the hospital.

The head of the Atlanta police Erica Shields resigned after the incident.

Protesters set fire to cars, beat windows and blocked roads. Atlanta police used tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Earlier, a wave of protests and riots swept through the cities of the USA after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of the African American police George Floyd. A video appeared on the Internet in which the police handcuffed Floyd and knocked him down, and one of them stepped on his neck with his knee. Floyd on the video several times says that he can’t breathe, then calms down. One policeman was charged with murder and three others with complicity in the murder.

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