Atlanta Police ‘Walk Out’ When Officer was Charged with Murder of Rayshard Brooks

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Atlanta: Officer Garrett Rolfe was charged with felony murder, and faces the death penalty for shooting Rayshard Brooks who grabbed the officer’s Taser and fired it at him. Under Georgia law, a Taser is considered a deadly weapon. His fellow police officers responded by refusing to take calls or calling out sick; only one officer showed up for work Thursday morning in Zone 6. A representative for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers said that officers are feeling “abandoned, betrayed, used in a political game.” They also feel fear that using force to protect themselves against criminals will get them fired or arrested. Defunding and prosecution of police has led to a marked increase in crime. In New York City, the number of murders has doubled over the past month compared to this time last year. -GEG

On Wednesday night several Atlanta police officers called off after two police officers were charged in the death of Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy’s last weekend.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution confirmed the reports that several police called out.

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

“There are officers saying they are not going to leave the precinct unless to help another officer,” Vince Champion, Southeast regional director for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Some are walking off and sitting in their personal vehicles.”

And the Atlanta Police confirmed there was a “call out” tonight.

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2 years ago

Watched the 43 minute body cam. Don’t think he should be charged with murder. But do feel he should no longer be a cop.

2 years ago

If this is how the mob behave whe there is a police force, imagine when there are no police.