Rayshard Brooks shooting: Atlanta police bodycam and dashcam footage released

Atlanta’s police department has released body camera and dashboard camera footage of the attempted arrest and fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy’s in Georgia’s capital on Friday.

Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan attempted to arrest Mr Brooks after questioning him and getting him to performing inebriation tests.

Footage showed Mr Rolfe attempting to put handcuffs on Mr Brooks before a struggle begins.

Dashboard camera footage showed the scuffle in more detail, with Mr Brooks, Mr Brosnan and Mr Rolfe all on the floor, before a taser is fired at Mr Brooks. Three gunshots are then heard while the three are off camera.

Mr Brooks’ death sparked protests in Atlanta on Saturday night, leading to the Wendy’s where Mr Brooks was shot being set alight.

Officer Garrett Rolfe was fired following the shooting and officer Devin Brosnan was placed on administrative duty.

Atlanta’s Chief of Police has also resigned following Mr Brooks’ death.

Watch the CCTV of the shooting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbf0x_K9i54

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